(Damongo) – The president of Ghana, Nana Akuffo-Addo has directed the Savannah regional minister, Saeed Muhazu Jibril to renominate Hon. Alele Veronica and Tamimu Mohammed of the Bole district and East Gonja municipal assembly respectively for them to be confirmed or otherwise by Hon Assembly Members of the two assemblies.
Saeed Muhazu Jibril disclosed this on Damongo’s Peace and Development radio (Radio PAD 95.1mhz) program “Aboya Gbon”, with Iddrisu Adam Afuli (Korongo) on Sunday, October 10, 2021, Damongo.
Per the standing orders, the 21 days period after the president’s nomination of the two nominees has expired.
The president has therefore ordered me to write officially to the two assemblies notifying them about the renomination of Hon Alele Veronica of Bole district and Tamimu Mohammed for the East Gonja municipality, he explained.
New dates for their confirmation will be announced soon.
Hon Alele Veronica polled less than 50% of the 39 votes (17 yes votes, representing 43.58%) on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at Bole.
Section 15 (7) of the MMDAs states that “Any nominee who at any time FAILS to poll FIFTY PERCENT of the votes of the members present and voting “MAY BE RENOMINATED ON REASONABLE GROUNDS OR MAY BE WITHDRAWN BY THE PRESIDEN”.
East Gonja municipal assembly had their election cancelled on 4th October, 2021, after some disturbances during the process in Salaga.
The Savannah regional minister is expected to officially write to the two assemblies to inform them about the renomianation of the two.
All the five confirmed MDCEs in the Savannah region were sworn into office on Thursday, October 7, 2021.