Michael Amoah Awuku – the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) nominee for Atwima Nwabiagya Municipal, has been rejected by the Assembly Members after the voting on Friday, September 24, 2021.
The embattled MCE was re-nominated by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to continue to work as the Municipal Chief Executive for the Municipality amidst exacerbated tensions and a series of petitions from a section of the party members and some traditional rulers.
After the polls which were held at the Municipal Assembly Conference Hall, Amoah Awuku pulled 19 votes out of 31 assembly members in the municipality.
He was supposed to get two-thirds of the assembly members meaning he needed 21 assembly members to vote YES to be approved but fell short.
It would be recalled that, before the appointment of the MMDCEs, some Chiefs and people in the municipality urged President Akufo-Addo not to reappoint him citing instances including his disrespect to traditional authorities and failure to consult them as development partners.
Series of demonstrations and press conferences were organized by the chiefs and the people to appeal to President Akufo-Addo to remove Michal Amoah Awuku from office and appoint a new person to lead the municipality.
The assembly members have 10 days to embark on another election to decide whether they will confirm or reject President Akufo-Addo’s MCE nominee.