Yendi: Assembly members reject MCE nominee

Assembly members of the Yendi Municipal Assembly have rejected President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s Municipal Chief Executive nominee.

The assembly members rejected the nominee Alhaji Ahmed Yussuf Abubakar on Friday, September 24, 2021.

Of the 41 assembly members who voted, only 21 voted in favour of the nominee, while the remaining 20 rejected his nomination.

The nominees are expected to get at least two-thirds of the total votes cast to be confirmed.

The nominee was nominated by the President as against the recommendation of Zakaria Abubakari Saddiq by the vetting committee.

Meanwhile, the Northern Regional Minister, Shani Alhassan Shaibu, has described the failure to confirm the nominee as an unfortunate development, saying he never expected it.

He pleaded to the assembly members that the man has been in office, and they should have overwhelmingly given him their votes.

The failed MCE nominee described the development as unfortunate, saying he would re-strategize ahead of another election.

If the assembly members reject the nominee in two extra elections, President Akufo-Addo must replace him with another nominee.


You might also like

Comments are closed.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

%d bloggers like this: