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Builsa South District fails to elect Presiding Member; DCE blames partisan politics

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The Builsa South District Assembly encountered a setback in its proceedings as it failed to designate a presiding member subsequent to the induction of new assembly members.

Both candidates, John Peter Apaabey and John Asuaga, fell short of obtaining the required two-thirds majority of the total votes cast. In the initial round of voting, former Presiding Member John Peter Apaabey secured 18 votes, while John Asuaga received 12 votes.

Despite extensive deliberations and a subsequent round of voting, the outcome remained unchanged, leaving the assembly in a state of gridlock.

An arrangement has been made for the assembly to convene at a later agreed-upon date to pursue the election of a Presiding Member.

The swearing-in ceremony of the assembly was witnessed by the Regional Minister, Honorable Stephen Yakubu, and the District Chief Executive, Daniel Kwame Gariba.

Mr. Gariba, when he spoke to Mark Smith on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show today, Tuesday, February 13, 2023, blamed excessive partisan politics for the situation.

Source: A1Radioonline.com101.1Mhz|Gerard Asagi|Ghana

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