- The Council of State elections in the Western region will witness a rerun
- Eunice Buah, an incumbent and Nana Akomea, both secured garnered 14 votes each out of the 28 votes cast
- The rerun between the two will come off on Monday, February 15, 2021
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The Council of State elections in the Western region will witness a rerun after two top candidates reached a tie.
The elections came off in all 16 regions across the country to represent of the council.
In the Western Region, a representative was not elected after a stalemate between the top two candidates.
The two out of five candidates, Eunice Buah, an incumbent and Nana Akomea, both garnered 14 votes each out of the 28 votes cast.
The Western Regional EC Director, Angela Tagoe who declared the results said the election would be rerun between the two on Monday, February 15.
One candidate in the Western region race however, withdrew from the race ahead of the polls.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Electoral Commission on Friday, February 12, 2021, would conduct elections for the new regional representatives to the Council of State.
The importance of the Council of State is to among other things counsel the President in the performance of his functions.
102 candidates from 16 regions have filed to contest.
Former Member of Parliament for the Ningo Prampram constituency, E.T. Mensah, former Chief Executive of Stanbic Bank Alhassan Andani, and Ras Mubarak, immediate past MP for Kumbungu will be contesting the election in their various regions.
In other news, the outspoken former Kumbungu legislator in the seventh Parliament of the fourth republic, Ras Mubarak 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.
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