Some assemblymen for Tarkwa-Nsuaem are heading to court over the election that confirmed the nomination of a new Municipal Chief Executive for the area.
About 20 assembly members claimed they were prevented from the meeting that voted to confirm the new MCE, Benjamin Kessie.
Assemblymember for the Kwabedu Electoral Area, Paa Kwesi Efraim speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekossisen said they were prevented from voting by heavily armed policemen.
He stated that they were there before the commencement of the meeting but they were prevented from entering.
Last Wednesday, an attempt to confirm the president’s nominee, Benjamin Kesse was unsuccessful as he failed to secure the required number of votes.
Wednesday’s voting session saw the election of the Presiding Member, Emmanuel Gado with 39 out of the 42 votes, while the MCE was rejected as he had 22 members voting yes and 20 voting no which did not give him the required two-thirds majority.
The decision was to have another voting within 10-days, but notice to vote on Friday, May 22, was not publicly announced.
A good number of the assembly members claiming to have gotten notice of the meeting through third parties, including the Presiding Member, were, therefore, unable to attend the meeting to vote, while those who sought entry were physically prevented by the police.
At the end of election, heavily protected by the police, 19 out of the 21 assembly members present voted for the new MCE.
The voting took place as early as 6:30am as against an alleged advertised meeting kick-off time of 8:00am.