Nine individuals have filed their nominations to contest for the single slot of the Council of State elections in the Brong Ahafo Region, slated for February 10, 2009.
The candidates are Pemampem Yaw Kagbrese V, 58, a farmer and Paramount Chief of Yeji Traditional Area; Nana Kwaku Dwuma Ankoana II, 60, Paramount Chief of Seikwa Traditional Area; Mr Kwabena Kyere, 73, a teacher and former Deputy Minister of Education under former President Rawlings’s NDC regime; Nana Dr David Kwabena Mensah, 53, a Development Specialist, and Nana Kwadwo Sito, 53, the Paramount Chief of Banda Traditional Area.
The rest are Mr Dartey Kwaku, 46, a teacher; Usman Fakih Suallah, 27, teacher; Mr Ofori Mensah Evans, 22, a journalist with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Sunyani, and Mr J.H. Owusu-Acheampong, 68, a former Minister of Food and Agriculture under former President Rawlings’s NDC regime.
The list of the contestants was made available to the Daily Graphic in Sunyani by the Brong Ahafo Regional Office of the Electoral Commission (EC) .
As at the close of nominations on Tuesday, the nine were those who had submitted their nomination forms to contest for the single slot of the region on the Council of State.
In view of the elections, the Regional Directorate of the EC had sent letters to the 22 municipal and district assemblies in the region to select two representatives each who would form the Electoral College to elect the region’s representative to the Council of State.
The Regional EC office gave the names of the districts that had so far submitted the names of the two representatives to form the Electoral College as Kintampo South, Atebubu/Amantin, Sene, Kintampo North, Jaman North, Berekum, Tano South, Asunafo South, Sunyani West and Tain.
It said all was set for the Council of State elections in the region and that the EC was only waiting for the day of the elections, and added that the pictures of the contestants would be embossed on the ballot papers for the elections.