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Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly Coordinating Director takes a swipe at assembly members over failure to elect PM

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The Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly Coordinating Director, Chimsi Musah, could not hide his disappointment over the new Assembly members’ failure to elect a presiding member, as the law spells out.

The Assembly Members nominated Asaare Francis Akolbila, Assembly Member for the Yikene Electoral Area, and Joseph Ayamga, Assembly Member for Yariga Electoral Area. And after both the first and second runs of voting, Mr. Asaare Akolbila had 23 votes while Mr. Ayamga got 16 votes, which indicated that none of them obtained the 2/3 of the total votes to become the presiding member.

The situation seems to be a new normal for the Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly because the just dissolved Assembly tried on several occasions to get a PM but failed, which the MCE Rex Asanga already attributed to partisan politics being played at the Assembly.

But after yet another failure on Monday to elect a PM to lead the Assembly for the next two years, the Coordinating Director, Mr. Musah, was completely frustrated and, as a result, descended heavily on the 39 Assembly Members for taking political interest over the development of their electoral areas and the Municipal Assembly.

“If you are going to sleep, think about the people first before your individual interests, with all due respect. I want you to advise yourself on why you are here, not in partisanship. That is why you don’t wear a party’s colours when you are coming for Assembly meetings or when you are contesting, and you know it better than myself. I am worried and disappointed, others are electing their presiding members. Why is Bolgatanga Assembly any way?” he said.

The Assembly is by law expected to reconvene within ten days for the election of the presiding member of the Assembly.

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|David Azure|Ghana

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