Just when the people of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region thought they would finally elect a Presiding Member today [Friday], the election has been postponed to Tuesday.
This is because there is currently no Judge in Kumasi to swear the Presiding Member into office after the elections. All the judges are in Accra for a programme.
The Assembly has been without a Metropolitan Chief Executive and Presiding Member for several months and efforts to elect a new one on several occasions had ended in a deadlock.
A few days ago, one of the main contenders agreed to step down from the race to allow for an easy election of a winner.
KMA fails to elect Presiding Member after 8th try
KMA last week failed to elect a Presiding Member for the assembly after eight elections.
Assemblyman, NDC serial caller trade blows at KMA
Earlier on Tuesday, an Assembly member of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Abdullah Muaza, traded blows with a National Democratic Congress (NDC) serial caller, during proceedings to elect a Presiding Member for the assembly.
Residents worried over KMA election brouhaha
Residents in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi, are worried about the assembly’s failure to elect assembly members on eight different occasions.
They describe their current leaders as selfish, a situation that is hindering development in the area. Kumasi has been without a Metropolitan Chief Executive and Presiding Member for several months.
Duke Mensah Opoku/citifmonline.com/Ghana