On Monday, September 27, 2021, Assembly Members of the Klottey Korley Municipal assembly confirmed Adjei Tawiah, the President’s nominee for the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) position.
He secured the votes of all 16, representing 100%, Assembly Members in an exercise supervised by officials of the Electoral Commission (EC).
The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey expressed his gratitude to the Assembly members for confirming the President’s nominee.
In the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly (CCMA) exercise, the assembly members rejected the President’s nominee, Ernest Arthur, for Chief Executive.
Ernest Arthur was re-nominated by the president, having served as mayor of the Central Region capital from 2017 to 2021.
He had contested the Cape Coast South Parliamentary seat but lost to Kweku Ricketts-Hagan of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the December 2020 elections.
On Monday, September 27 when he was to be voted on by 65 assembly members, he only polled 34 ‘Yes’ votes.
These were not enough to get him confirmed as 31 voted ‘No’.
In his first nomination in 2017, he polled 99 per cent to be made mayor of Cape Coast. He was then Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the Cape Coast South Constituency.
As per the local government regulations, a nominee needs to poll two-thirds of the votes to be confirmed.
Another election is expected to be held within 10 days by the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC) to determine whether Ernest Arthur, popularly known as Mayor 1, will sail through.