Mr.Samuel Pyne,the President’s nominee for Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has been confirmed overwhelming by the Members of the Assembly .
Out of the 58 Assembly members of 60 members of the present and voting ,55 voted Yes representing 94.8% as against 3 members who voted No representing 6.2%
The nominee who until his nomination was the Ashanti regional Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) .
The election which was conducted by the Electoral Commission(EC) led by the Ashanti regional Director,Mr . Benjamin Bannor-Bio attracted many dignitaries across the country including Ministers of State,Mps,Party officials among others.
Hon Stephen Ofori,Presiding Member (PM) of Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly , in his welcomed address explained that their concerned to reject the President’s nominee because of huge judgment debts was a genuine one for the development of the metropolis.
According to him,once the President had given a firm assurance about their outstanding debt saga, they would also consider to affirm the nominee.
He therefore urged his colleague Assembly members to heed to President, Akufo-Addo advice to consider the nominee’s competency and approve him.
H.E.George Ayisi Boateng, former Ghana’s Ambassador to South Africa who deputized for the Regional Minister,Simon Osei Mensah pleaded with the members to forgive the nominee even if he has offended anyone.
He said most of them knows Samuel Pyne and if confirmed they were all ready to support the nominee to help restore Kumasi as the garden City of West Africa.
Mr.Benjamin Bannor Bio-EC boss who conducted the elections earlier on explained that, 60 members were supposed to vote.Per the calculations.That the nominee needed to obtain 40 votes to meet the required 2/3 ratio.He announced that two (2) of the members were indisposed. In his acceptance speech, Hon.Samuel Pyne expresses his profound gratitude to almighty God,the President Nana Addoand all those who played various role to ensure his nomination and confirmation.He admitted that the tasks ahead of him was enormous but promised to work hard.He was with strong believed that with stakeholders,especially nananom,Assembly members support he can help to deliver the President’s vision.