The Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly Presiding Member election has been unsuccessful as none of the contestants attained the required two-thirds (⅔) of valid votes from the total votes cast after two rounds of voting.
The results of the first round are as follows; Asaare Francis Akolbila, Assembly Member for the Yikene Electoral Area obtained 19 votes. Aduko Francis Ayine, Assembly Member for the Basengo/ Nyorkor electoral obtained 21 votes. The total votes cast were 40.
The assembly members were expected to reconvene for the second round.
After the second round of voting, Aduko Francis Ayine had 18 votes while Asaare Francis Akolbila had 20 votes. The total votes cast were 38. 2 persons did not vote.
This means that the Assembly has failed to elect a Presiding Member (PM). The Assembly would have to reconvene within ten days to consider the election of the Presiding Member.
If the Assembly Members again fail to elect a PM, it is expected that new nominations would have to be done.
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