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Regional News Thu, 31 Mar 2016

Failed DCE demands refund of bribe from assembly members

Some supporters of a government appointee to the position of District Chief Executive for Asikuma Odobeng Brakwa in the Central region are demanding a refund of bribes paid to assembly members.

According to reports, the nominee, Albert Nkoom paid GH?2000 each to over 46 members but voted against him after collecting the monies.

Agona Swedru-based Kantinka FM reporter, Nana Amoani reported that, there is growing tension in the area.

He said the supporters went on rampage threatening to subject the assembly members to beatings if they don’t refund the monies.

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Under the Local Government Act, any nominee for District, Municipal, or Metropolitan Chief Executive must get at least two-thirds of the Assembly’s votes to be confirmed for the position.

Despite being unsuccessful in his first attempt, Albert Nkoom, per the Act, has two more opportunities to seek the mandate of the assembly to become the CEO of the District.

Mr. Nkoom has 10 days to lobby members to support his appointment before the Assembly re-convene for a second voting on his appointment.

But, Nana Amoani added that, his supporters are demanding a refund of the money from the assembly members for betraying their candidate.

Source: adomonline.com
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