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A meeting by the newly-created Berekum West District Assembly in the Brong Ahafo Region to decide the fate of President Akufo-Addo’s nominee as District Chief Executive ended inconclusively last Friday.
This is because the nominee, Martin Obeng-Adjei, did not get the required two-thirds majority to become the District Chief Executive (DCE).
The nominee obtained 12 votes which fell short of the 18 needed in the 27-member Assembly.
Matters arising out of the election have generated heat in the area as there are reports that associates of the nominee are bent on retrieving the GH¢2000 allegedly paid to each assembly member to influence them to confirm Mr Obeng-Adjei’s nomination.
Mr Martin Obeng-Adjei has confirmed in an interview that he paid an amount of GH¢2,000.00 each to the 27 Assembly members to vote as DCE for Berekum West, but they voted against him.
“I gave 27 assembly members GHC 2,000 thinking they will vote for me and give me 100 percent full endorsement. I was overconfident but little did I know that they actually deceived me so I have asked all of them to refund the money I gave them because they took me for granted. I am very disappointed in them”, he alleged.
Mr Obeng-Adjei said some of the Assembly members have since assured him of paying back the money since they voted against him.
Listen to the rejected MCE nominee confirming the payment of the money to the assembly members. He spoke Twi: