- President Akufo-Addo has already appointed 11 members of the council
- Over 100 people contested in the elections to be part of the council throughout the country
- Meanwhile, Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe alleges that money influences the president’s selections onto the council
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Ras Mubarak’s popularity in the Northern Region was hit a deadly blow on Friday, February 12, 2021, when he contested to be the region’s representative on the Council of State.
The outspoken former Kumbungu legislator in the seventh Parliament miserably lost his bid, garnering no vote.
Chief Zung Mahamud Tahiru won the race to represent the region on the council, obtaining 23 votes. His closest challenger, Chief Pishegu Alhassan Andani secured 8 with another contender collecting 1.
Meanwhile, former Ningo Prampram lawmaker ET Mensah won his bid to represent the Greater Accra region. The veteran politician collected all the 58 votes cast in the polls held in Accra.
More than 100 candidates from the 16 regions of the country reportedly filed to contest the election.
In a related development, a founding member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe has made a startling disclosure about the appointment of Council of State members under the current administration.
Speaking in an interview monitored by YEN.com.gh on Accra-based Starr FM, he alleged that the appointment of Council of State membership under President Nana Akufo-Addo is not based on merit.
“It is pathetic that we have a party…today [where] nobody can tell the president in the face [that] Mr. President, you are wrong here. Let’s do it this way. Nobody. Nobody. Not even those in the Council of State, Council of State. My God, where even maneuvering and money is being used to select members,” the former Ghanaian ambassador stated in the interview on Tuesday, February 9, 2021.
“It is shameful and dangerous,” he added.
President Nana Akufo-Addo has already appointed 11 individuals onto the Council of State including former Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Wood and Nana Owusu Nsiah, a former Inspector General of Police, to the Council.
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