KMA Elections Assembly to elect PM in sixth attempt

The Assembly has been without a Metropolitan Chief Executive and a Presiding Member as efforts to elect one always ended in a chaos.

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The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) will on Tuesday, October 4 hold elections to choose a Presiding Member (PM) after five failed attempts.

The Assembly has been without a Metropolitan Chief Executive and a Presiding Member as efforts to elect one always ended in a chaos.

Attempts by KMA to elect a PM last week proved futile as the exercise was marred by violence between some Assembly members.

READ ALSO:KMA Elections KMA fails to elect Presiding Member again

The elections held on Tuesday, September 27 failed to produce two-thirds majority of the votes as required by law, hence the need to conduct another polls for the sixth time.

Assembly member for Ayigya electoral area in the Ashanti Region, Abdullah Muaza traded blows with and a known serial caller of the governing National Democratic Congress, Yakubu Tony Aidoo.

The brawl ensued after Tony Yakubu Aidoo allegedly accused the Assembly members of the metropolis of being corrupt.

READ MORE:Election 2016 Exchange of blows at election of KMA Presiding Member

Assembly elections are to be non-partisan as stipulated in the constitution, but political parties are usually involved in the elections behind the scenes.

The governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have been blamed for the  bloody fight for a new presiding member in the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly.

A Local Government expert, George Kyei Baafuor believes power sharing between the two leading political parties will ensure peace in the KMA.

Meanwhile, residents who say they cannot put up with what they describe as ‘drama’ have issued a warning to the assembly members to produce a PM after the exercise or face their wrath.

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