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Members of the Bosomtwe District Assembly have rejected Mr Joseph Kwasi Asumin, the longest serving presiding member as District Chief Executive.
In an election, supervised by Mrs Ernestina Owusu-Banahene, the Bosomtwe District Electoral Officer, out of the 50 members who voted at the meeting last Friday, 25 of them voted YES while the remaining 25 voted against him.
Mr Asumin, a lawyer by profession is the longest serving presiding member of the Bosomtwe District Assembly.
He is currently the Asokwa District Manager at the Small Tax office of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), and the assembly member for Woarakose-Onwi Electoral Area in the Bosomtwe District.
He was elected a PM in 1998, but resigned in 2005-2007 to undertake a professional law course at the Ghana School of Law.
He however made history in October, 2015, when he was re-elected the seventh time as the presiding member by the Bosomtwe assembly making him the longest serving PM in the Ashanti region and the nation as a whole.
Since he failed to get the two-thirds expected for an approval, the assembly has fixed next week Tuesday for a re-run.
Among the dignitaries who witnessed the endorsement was the Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr Simon Osei-Mensah, former Ashanti Regional Chairman of New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Robert Yaw Amankwah and two former DCE’s such as Mr James Fosu and Madam Veronica Antwi-Adjei.
The Bosomtwe District can boast of producing the current Ashanti regional chairman of the NPP, regional minister, Simon Osei-Mensah and a deputy minister of education in-charge of pre-tertiary education, Dr Osei Yaw Adutwum.
Addressing the assembly before the voting, Mr Simon Osei-Mensah urged the members to consider the honour done the district by appointing two ministers from the area among other things and endorse the nominee.
A former Regional Chairman of NPP, Mr Robert Yaw Amankwah called on all members of the assembly to unite and put all difference behind them and think about how they could work together to promote the development of the district and the nation as a whole.
He explained that with unity, there was nothing they could not do as an assembly and put all political difference aside and vote for the president’s nominee.