Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Eight people to contest Council of State membership in Eastern Region

Eight people had filed to contest for membership on the Council of State in the Eastern Region at the close of nominations on Wednesday.
     They included Osabarima Owusu Gyamadu, Chief of Akyem-Anyinase, Nana Kodua Kesse, Adontenhene of New Juaben Traditional Area, Dr Adolph Appiah, a Medical Practitioner and Reverend (Mrs) Paullina Yeboah, a Minister of the Gospel.
     The rest were Mr Jerry Ntow Siaw and Mr Ampofo Duodu both teachers,  Mr Fred Ohene Kena, an Engineer and a former Minister of State and Dr Michael Agyekum Addo, a Pharmacist.
     Mr Eric Mensah-Bonsu, Deputy Eastern Regional Director of the Electoral Commission (EC), told GNA in Koforidua that each of the 21 districts in the Region were to submit two representatives to form the Electoral College to elect a representative for the Region.
     He said only eight districts had submitted names of their representatives to the EC.
     Mr Mensah-Bonsu said they were expected to submit the names by February 2 for the election on Tuesday, February 10.

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