The 9 causalities, including three females, were all rejected after failing to meet the requirement of a 2-third approval of the assembly.
Madam Millicent Kabuki Carboo, Miss Ella Boateng and Mrs Josephine Ohene-Boateng, nominees for the Biakoye, South Dayi and Adaklu districts respectively, were outrightly rejected by members of the various assemblies.
The trio, apart of failing to meet the 2-third approval, could not manage a 50 percent minimum vote to afford them a second round of voting.
Their male counterparts, Collins Arku, Emmanuel Louis Agama, Andrews Teddy Ofori,Leo Nelson Adzidogah of North Tongu, South Tongu, Hohoe and Akatsi South respectively suffered similar fate.
While the nominee for Kpando Mr Elvis Kweku Djampoh, who was initially rejected narrowly, escaped rejection today [Wednesday] after the second balloting, his Hohoe neighbor, Mr. Teddy Ofori, after two rounds of voting, could not secure the required 29 votes, representing the stipulated 2-third majority of the 44-member assembly.
The nominee, who polled 24 votes in the first round, after an intense lobbying led by the Deputy Regional minister, Maxwell Blagodzi, was still 2 votes short of the 2-third requirement in the second round which was held within an hour.
Two others David Dickson Dzokpe and Prince Sodoke Amuzu of Agortime-Ziope and Akatsi North respectively still have a second chance for balloting.
The President in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act appointed 25 persons to represent in each of the local assemblies in the Volta Region.
The nominations are however subject to the approval of the members of the respective assemblies.
It is unclear what might have contributed to the stiff rejections but keen political observers suspect plots largely orchestrated by failed aspirants from the various assemblies against the President’s choices.
VOLTA MMDCE’S APPROVED
|1||CENTRAL TONGU||THOMAS MOORE ZONYRAH|
|2||KETU SOUTH||EDEM ELLIOT AGBENORWU|
|3||KETA MUNICPAL||SETH YORMEWU|
|4||HO MUNICIPAL||NELSON AKORLIE|
|5||HO WEST||ERNEST VICTOR APAU|
|6||KETU NORTH||ANTHONY AVORGBEDOR|
|7||NORTH DAYI||KUDJOE EDMUND ATTAH|
|8||KRACHI EAST||PATRICK JILIMAH|
|9||NKWANTA NORTH||JAKAYI JACKSON|
|10||NKWANTA SOUTH||JHON THASUN|
|11||KADJEBI (AKAN)||MAXWELL KOFI ASIEDU|
|12||JASIKAN (BUEM)||LAWRENCE AZIALE|
|13||KRACHI WEST||DOUGLAS OSEI NTI|
|14||KRACHI NCHUMURU||APPIAH AUGUSTINE|
|15||AFADJATO SOUTH||WISDOM SEMANU SENEADZA|
PENDING SECOND BALLOT, SCHEDULE
|1||AKATSI NORTH||PRINCE SODOKE AMUZU||Tue,23rd May,2017||9:00am|
|2||AGORTIME ZIOPE||DAVID DICKSON DZOKPE||Tue,23rd May,2017||1:00pm|
REJECTED THAT MAY NEED RE-NOMINATION
|1||NORTH TONGU||COLLINS ARKU|
|2||SOUTH TONGU||EMMANUEL LOUIS AGAMA|
|3||AKATSI SOUTH||LEO NELSON ADZIDOGAH|
|4||SOUTH DAYI||ELLA BOATENG|
|5||ADAKLU||JOSEPHINE OHENE BOATENG|
|6||HOHOE||ANDREWS TEDDY OFORI|
|7||BIAKOYE||MILLICENT KABUKI CARBOO|