After an hour of keenly and peacefully contested Council of State elections, the incumbent Council of State member in the Ashanti Region, Nana Owusu Achiaw who happens to be the Chief of Akrofonso Brempong has been re-elected for another term.
The election which was in accordance with Article 89 of the 1992 constitution saw 8 candidates contesting but prior to the voting two candidates withdrew from the contest leaving 6.
The electoral college was made up of 86 members drawn from the 43 MMDAs in the region.
Along the line, drama and confusion nearly marred the beauty of the election as electoral officers and agents questioned the attitude of some voters who wanted to take pictures of their ballot which according to the officers was against the electoral law.
After the vote cast, the 67-year-old Akronfosohene secured 77 votes out of 86 votes cast, James Nana Prempeh (Assemblyman for Fankyenebra Electoral Area) had 3 votes, Nana Bobie Ansah ll, Chief of Bonwire also had 6 votes with the rest of the candidates recording zero votes each.
No rejected ballot was recorded at the end of the exercise. Security forces were deployed at the grounds to ensure maximum security.
The Ashanti Regional Director of Electoral Commission, Mr. Benjamin Bannor- Bio declaring the results said he was satisfied with the level of conduct exhibited by both delegates and candidates for a successful election.
The newly elected Member of Council of State, Nana Owusu Achiaw Brempong addressing the media after the declaration promised to continue giving counsel to the President, a counsel that will bring forth development to the region as a whole.
Source: Prince Kwadwo Boadu/Hello FM