Wa East District Assembly elects Presiding Member


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By
SambiruDuut Elijah, GNA

Funsi (UWR), Oct 17, GNA – The Wa East
District Assembly in the Upper West Region has voted Mr Nurudeen Suglo, the
Assembly Member for Bulenga Electoral area, as the Presiding Member (PM).

He obtained confirmation “Yes” votes of 68 per
cent as against 18 per cent “No” after his main contender Mr Issah J. Mohammed,
the incumbent PM, pulled out of the race in the

By
SambiruDuut Elijah, GNA

Funsi (UWR), Oct 17, GNA – The Wa East
District Assembly in the Upper West Region has voted Mr Nurudeen Suglo, the
Assembly Member for Bulenga Electoral area, as the Presiding Member (PM).

He obtained confirmation “Yes” votes of 68 per
cent as against 18 per cent “No” after his main contender Mr Issah J. Mohammed,
the incumbent PM, pulled out of the race in the last minutes.

The move paved way for the Assembly to have a
PM after the two contenders polled 16 votes each for two consecutive times in
the last poll, which fell below the required percentage for anyone to be
declared a winner.

The election was conducted during the
Assembly’s second General Meeting and supervised by the Wa East District
Electoral Commission (EC) in an atmosphere described by observers as free, fair
and transparent.

Mr Suglo thanked the Assembly Members for
reposing confidence in him and called on the immediate past PM to support him
to succeed.

He pledged to lobby for motorbikes to assist
movements of Assembly Members in the discharge of their duties to bring
development to their people at the local level.

The Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, Mr
Amidu Chinnia Ishaq, said the District Assembly went through a lot of trauma in
its efforts to choose a PM and thanked the Assembly Members for finally
arriving at a conscientious agreement.

He urged them to bury their differences and
work together as one people for the common development of the area, saying
funds had been provided for the training of Small Scale Miners in the district
with the centre being located at University for Mines and Technology, Tarkwa.

Small scale miners were advised to register
with the assembly.

GNA


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