BY: KOD I Voltaonlinegh.com |
Nine (9) nominations have so far been received by the Oti Electoral Commission to contest for the Oti regional slot on the Council of State.
Notable among the aspirants is the 39-year-old Richard Kings Atikpo, businessman and President of Legon Cities Football Club who is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lemla Petroleum Ltd and Chairman of Gulf Energy Limited
He is in the race with 8 others on Friday, February 12, 2021 to secure the region’s slot on the Council of State.
Other aspirants include, 59-year-old Michael Charles Kwabena Twentor, businessman from Kete – Krachi; Nana Ollator Kofi, 71, a retired Health Officer at Akan District Assembly, Nana Owusu-Afari, 79, an Entrepreneur and Nana Obonbo Sewura Lupuwura II, 46. He works at the Ga East Municipal Education Office (Abokobi) as Coordinator of Agric and Environment.
Michael Kwabla Besa Katamani 38, Akan District Assembly (Welfare Officer); Barnabas Kwame Yeboah, 34, Henry Brekumi-Antwi (Nana Osabarima Antwi Adjei), 59 and Divine Dzegbla Dzidodo, 58.
The nationwide exercise which had nominations open on February 1, 2021. Since the closure of nomination about a week ago, the nine aspirants have been lobbying intensely to win the hearts of the electoral college; which by law is made up of two selected assembly members from each of the 8 Municipal/District Assemblies (MDAs) in the region.
According to the Oti Regional Director of the Electoral Commission, Nuhu Mohammed, their outfitt is ready to undertake the exercise adding that, the election which is expected to state at 10:00am and end at 2:00pm will be held at the conference room of the Oti Regional Coordinating Council.
The Council of state is established by Article 89 of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana to counsel the President in the performance of his function as the President of Ghana and the commander in Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces.
The Council of State membership includes a former Chief Justice of Ghana, former chief of Defense Staff, a former Inspector general of Police, the president of the National House of Chiefs, one elected representative from each of the 16 Regions of Ghana and 11 appointees of the President of the Republic.