The President’s nominee for the position of District Chief Executive (DCE) for Pru in the Brong Ahafo Region who was rejected by the assembly a week ago has received the assembly’s endorsement.
The nominee, Mr Masawud Mohammed, got the nod from the assembly last Thursday at the same venue.
Mr Mohammed, a tutor at the Atebubu Training College, managed to sail through this time around at the Pru District Assembly Hall where he polled 28 votes out of the total number of 34 assembly members present with six votes against him to get the nod.
He obtained more than the two-thirds majority of votes required to be confirmed.
Addressing a special assembly meeting at Yeji to confirm the nominee, the Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Mr Kwadwo Nyamekye-Marfo, stated that the government of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) was against politics of ethnicity because it was a potential threat to national unity and cohesion.
He stated further that that was why President J.E.A. Mills during the electioneering and his subsequent swearing-in and inauguration as President of Ghana pledged that he would be a President for all Ghanaians no matter one’s political, ethnic and religious background.
He, therefore, called on Ghanaians to guard against any utterances and acts that would work against the President’s resolve to unite the country.
Mr Nyamekye-Marfo also called on assembly members to let the development of their various electoral areas be their priority.
Mr Mohammed in his acceptance speech thanked the President for nominating him for the position and also expressed his profound gratitude to the assembly members for endorsing him.