-In dubious DCE Election.
Police in the Assin South Constituency, reportedly prevented 15 of the 36 members of the Assin South District Assembly from voting in the second round of elections to confirm President Akufo-Addo’s nominee for District Chief Executive, Felicia Ntrakwah Amissah.
That “elimination by rough tactics” ensured the 34-year-old won the election by 100% endorsement in this second vote.
A video capturing confrontation between some of the disenfranchised Assembly Members and the Police has since gone viral on social media.
In the footage, heavily armed Police are seen guarding the entrance of the Assembly building while frustrated Assembly Members stage a confrontation.
Later the unsuccessful Assembly Members would resort to cussing at the Police and vowing to ensure that the DCE’s days in office are not palatable.
Ms. Felicia Ntrakwa apparently decided to play it tough this time around, after she reportedly broke down in tears and wept like a baby when she was rejected in the first vote.
In that vote, 21 assembly members voted yes in favour of Madam Felicia Amissah while 12 voted no against her, with 3 votes rejected out of the 36 votes cast in the early morning of Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
Consequently, in her earlier attempt, she failed to attain the required two-thirds of the total votes cast in accordance with Article 243 (1) of the 1992 Constitution and section 20(1) of the Local Government Act 2016, (Act 936) which stipulates that “there shall be a District Chief Executive for every district who shall be appointed by the President with the prior approval of not less than two-thirds majority of members of the Assembly present and voting the meeting.”