E.T Mensah, the former National Democratic Congress member of Parliament for the Ningo-Prampram is said to be among those contesting to represent Greater Accra Region on the Council of State.
In a notice published by the Electoral Commission, E.T Mensah's participation in the election slated for Thursday, February 16 was confirmed.
His participation comes as a surprise as he is a known member of the NDC, and it is unclear whether this decision to vie for a seat on the Council of State suggests a turn away from his party.
The Council of State consists of one representative from each region of Ghana, elected accordign to the regulations made by the EC under article 51 of Ghana’s constitution, by an electoral college which comprises two representatives from each of the districts in the region, nominated by the District Assemblies in the region, with eleven other members appointed by the President.
Normally, the Council of State members are supporters of the party in power, as such this new move by E.T Mensah raises questions about whether there is a possible deflection in future.
It should be noted that E.T Mensah, however has had a vast political career, having served as the Minister for Youth and Sports during the Rawlings administration, and was elected the Member of Parliament in Ningo-Prampram in 1996, holding on to the seat till he lost in the primaries to his protege, Sam George in 2015.
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