President Nana Akufo-Addo has appointed 11 persons to the Council of State in accordance with Article(2) (d) of the constitution.
A statement from the presidency named the former Metropolitan Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Stanley Nii Adjiri Blankson and a former President of the Ghana Bar Association, Sam Okudzeto, as members.
The statement also added that the President is unable to appoint a former chief justice to the council, as required by the constitution, because there is no living former CJ.
The appointment comes ahead of the regional Council of State elections which comes off on Thursday, February 16.
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Below is the full list of individuals who have been appointed onto the council of state by the president
Nana Otuo Siriboe II, Juabenhene
Nana Kofi Obiri Egyir II
Stanley Adjiri Blankson
Alhaji Aminu Amadu
Alhaji Sahanun Moqtar
Alhaji Sule Yiremiah
Mr. Paa Kofi
The statement concluded “The President has, subject to the approval of Parliament, also appointed, in accordance with Article 89(2)(a)(ii) and (iii), General J.B. Danquah, a former Chief of Defence Staff of the Armed Forces, and Nana Owusu Nsiah, a former Inspector General of Police, to the Council”