After twice attempt to secure 2/3 majority of the Assembly members for his confirmation, Hon.Samuel Addai Agyekum has finally secured 100 percent confirmation from the assembly members of Sekyere Kumawu district in the Ashanti region. All the 28 members present voted YES for the nominee.
Before his successful confirmation ceremony conducted by the Electoral Commission(EC) in line with 1992 constitutional provision, the president had to withdrew 4 of his appointees to the assembly and replace them with new government appointee.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo had to also re-nominates Hon.Agyekum for the approval of the members .The letter of re-nomination was dated 12th October,2021.
It would be recalled that after the second failed attempt this paper intercepted and audio recording from a meeting by a section of Assembly members who had met to strategize to get at least Four thousand Ghana cedis (Ghc 4,000) from the nominee before they finally confirmed him.In the leaked audio recording, a section of the Assembly members planned to take One thousand five Ghana cedis(GHC1,500) from the nominee which to them would means first rejection!
.And after the first rejection, the nominee and his team would come back or approach them to pay extra money to them and if it was not up to Ghc 4,000, they would reject him for the second time. Interestingly, the planned strategy in the audio was holistically implemented at the expense of the President’s nominee and the citizens of Sekyere Kumawu.
In his acceptance speech,Hon.Samuel Addai Agyekum who doubles as a member of Ashanti regional communications team of the NPP commended the members for the approval.He heaps praises on Nana Akufo-Addo for the confidence reposed in him.
He also thanked all the stakeholders for their support .The DCE also appeal to all stakeholders to come on board to help fast-track the development of the district devoid of division.Story by a political desk report