By Prince Paul Amuzu:
The Yilo Krobo Municipal Assembly’s Municipal Chief Executive Nominee, Ebenezer Tetteh Kupualor on Monday fell short of the two-thirds of the votes needed for his confirmation as the new MCE.
A total of 61 members of the assembly and government appointees were present and voted. At the end of poll, thirty one (31) out of the fifty eight (58) valid votes cast voted yes representing 53.4 per cent while twenty-seven (27) voted against his nomination. One member was absent. Three (3) out of the total votes cast were disqualified.
The endorsement which was supervised by the Eastern Regional Electoral Commissioner, Madam Faith Amedzakey, was witnessed by the Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, Hon. Joseph Tetteh, Member of Parliament for the Yilo Constituency, hon. Lawyer Kofi Amoatey and the Presiding Member (PM) of Yilo Municipal Assembly, Mr. Wisdom Appiasah who chaired the occasion.
The nominee, Tetteh Kupualor who was very optimistic of receiving an overwhelming nomination from the Assembly members however, remained optimistic though he was very disappointed of the results but hope to be confirmed on the next scheduled date.
According to the Bye- Laws of the Assembly, the President’s nominee must poll at least two thirds (2/3) of the total number of the valid votes cast by the Honorable Members of the Assembly, a requirement Mr. Kupualor could not meet.
The Presiding Member in his closing remarks said the assembly has within ten (10) days to hold another nomination process on the approval of the nominee.