NDC-NPP KMA members in a brawl

NDC-NPP KMA members in a brawl

What started as a civil and peaceful election turned chaotic during the election of the presiding member of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA).

NDC-NPP KMA members in a brawl

Assembly members of the KMA involved in a fight during election of a presiding member

Assembly members belonging to the two biggest political parties in Ghana - NDC and NPP took  entrenched positions during the exercise.

The two contestants for the position of PM, Nana Kofi Senya - perceived to be an NPP loyalist and Nana Adumhene, the NDC favourite failed to secure the two-thirds majority votes required by the law to win.

The election process was supervised by the Electoral Commission in Kumasi.

The brawl started when one assembly member, suspecting the process was being tampered with, demanded to know from the EC official how many ballot papers had been printed.

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This didn't go down well with a member of the governing NDC who confronted him leading to the brawl.

According to a Joy News report it took the efforts of the police to restore peace and order for the election to continue.

In the end the five-round election did not elect a PM because Nana Kofi Senya consistently obtained 68 votes while Nana Adjei Bafour Kesse IV managed with 66 votes. None of them obtained the required 96 votes to be elected PM.

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