• Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly Assembly members approved Sam Pyne as MCE
• This comes after President Akufo-Addo asked members of the assembly to rescind their threat to dismiss Sam Pyne
• Sam Pyne had 53 votes out of the 58 votes cast
The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Ashanti regional secretary Sam Pyne has been confirmed as the head of the municipal executive of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, asaaseradio reported.
Of the 58 votes cast by the members of the assembly, Sam Pyne received 53 votes.
It will be recalled that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Monday, October 4, 2021, begged the members of the assembly not to reject his candidate; Sam Pyne on KMA’s past debt of GH ¢ 50 million.
Speaking on Kumasi-based Pure FM, President Akufo-Addo said it would not be fair to make Sam Pyne a victim of the past.
“I don’t see how they are going to prevent Kumasi from having a suitable framework because of the past. I don’t think it’s fair. This is not the way to proceed, ”President Akufo-Addo said.
“This will be the right way to go. If they feel that it deserves to be confirmed, that it makes it clear to them that its number one point on the agenda will be to know how to arrange with the government to repay the debt, ”he said. -he adds.
So far, around five MMDCE candidates have been rejected in various metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs) across the country.
Despite the refusals, President Akufo-Addo said that the election of MMDCE remains his best choice for democracy.