President Akuffo Addo’s choice of District Chief Executive for Jomoro Eric Muah has once again been rejected. Eric Muah failed to secure two thirds of the needed votes when voting ended on Wednesday.
He had 26 yes and 22 no votes. The voting pattern appears to be almost the same during the first confirmation exercise on May 9. Out of the 49 people who voted Mr. Muah had 23 yes and 25 no votes. The rejection seems somewhat to have been expected. Acting Western region chairman of the NPP Francis Ndede Siah in an interview a day before the confirmation exercise admitted the exercise will be tough as differences among some party executives and assembly members still linger on.
His fears have been confirmed as the assembly members remained entrenched in their positions. Skyypowerfm.com is reliably informed a broken promise of the MP for Jomoro Paul Essien is behind the two failed attempts. The MP then a parliamentary candidate is reported to have promised the people of Elubo in the run up to the 2016 elections that should he win, he will ensure the DCE comes from Elubo as no DCE has come from Elubo before.
The MP has repeatedly denied the allegation. As to whether Mr. Muah will be third time lucky rests with the President. But skyypowerfm.com has learnt some assembly members at Elubo have vowed they will not vote to confirm Mr. Muah no matter the number of times he is brought.
According to our reporter Emmanuel Selorm who witnessed the voting immediately after the rejection all the dignitaries including the regional minister left without any word.