The Central Region Minister, Justina Marigold Assan, on Wednesday night went on her knees to beg members of the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly (CCMA) to confirm Municipal Chief Executive nominee, Ernest Arthur.
Mr Arthur served in President Akufo-Addo’s first term and was re-appointed to continue in office.
He has been commended for the numerous developmental projects that have taken place in the area; hence, Madam Assan is convinced his confirmation will be a step in the right direction.
The nominee needed 44 ‘Yes’ votes to secure a two-thirds majority.
But, it appears the assembly members are not convinced enough by the regional minister’s act, thus voted against him.
After several hours of delay, he polled 40 ‘YES’ votes and 25 ‘NO’ votes out of 65 votes cast, which did not qualify him.
Attempts by the Presiding Member for a second vote to be cast proved futile, as some NDC members held a press conference to insist on evidence of his re-nomination by President Akufo-Addo.
However, the Assembly is set to cast their votes again because Ernest Arthur has been re-nominated by the President.