Central Regional Minister, Justina Marigold Assan, on Wednesday, knelt to beg assembly members in Cape Coast to vote for the President’s nominee for Municipal Chief Executive Ernest Arthur. 

Mr Arthur was initially rejected by the assembly members for the position when they voted on September 24. He polled 34 out of the 65 votes cast.  

Akufo-Addo’s MCE nominee for Cape Coast rejected despite appeal by Central Regional Minister
Central Regional Minister, Justina Marigold Assan kneeling

Thus, ahead of the second voting on Wednesday, October 6, Mrs Assan urged the Assembly Members to put their differences aside and vote for Mr Arthur after she went on her knees to plead with them.

She stated that their rejection of the nominee a second time will not bode well especially since they all want the growth and development of the municipality.

However, during the voting, the members still failed to affirm Mr Arthur as the MCE after some voted against him once again.

Akufo-Addo’s MCE nominee for Cape Coast rejected despite appeal by Central Regional Minister
The Assembly Members will cast their votes again for the president’s nominee

The nominee who needed 44 votes to secure the post only polled 40 votes out of 65. This is Mr Arthur’s second rejection.

However, the Assembly is set to cast their votes again after he was renominated by the President.



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