MASS jubilation and popping of champagne was what greeted the confirmation of Mr Sanja Nanja, the president’s nominee for the position of District Chief Executive for Atebubu Amantin in the Brong Ahafo Region.
Mr Nanja was rejected a week ago by the assembly members but this time around he polled 26 votes out of the 32 members who voted at the Amantin Roman Catholic School, the same venue for his rejection last week. Five voted against him, while one ballot paper was rejected.
Mr Nanja’s nomination was kicked against by the Omanhene of Atebubu, Nana Owusu Achiaw Brempong, that he was not a native of Atebubu, the district capital, but Mr Nanja managed to sail through.
Before the voting, the Regional Minister, Mr Kwadwo Nyamekye-Marfo, said the government was against the politics of ethnicity because it was a potential threat to national unity and social cohesion.
He called on the assembly members to see the development of their electoral areas as a top priority and therefore urged them to endorse the President’s nominee for development to take place in the area.
Soon after the proceedings, Wofa Asamoah, the assembly member for Mim Electoral Area in Atebubu, who walked into the jubilant supporters of Mr Nanja, was heckled but was rescued due to the timely intervention of the police and the military.
The DCE in his acceptance speech expressed his profound gratitude to the members for confirming his nomination the second time.
He pledged to work with all the assembly members to bring the needed development to the district.