Paramount chief elected to represent Upper East Region as a council of state member
| Updated Oct 17, 2017 at 8:31am
The Paramount Chief of the Tongo Traditional area in the Upper East Region, Tong Rana Kulbilsong-Nalebtang, has been elected to represent the Upper East Region as a Council of State Member.
The Paramount Chief who is known in his private life as Robert Nachinab Duameng Mosore pulled eleven votes out of the total twenty-six eligible votes beating his closers contender Philip Babachuweh who pulled seven votes.
The election which was scheduled to start at 10: oclock this morning had to delay because of some misunderstanding that erupted at the Nabdam district when they were to select two people to represent the assembly.
According to members of the assembly, the Presiding member for the Nabdam assembly, Douglas Yinbogra, earlier held a meeting with the assembly members and at the meeting they elected two people to represent the assembly and later the Nabdam District Coordinating Director, Issifu Mohammed, also called for a meeting and at the meeting two people were also elected and was subsequently sent to the electoral commission.
This, the assembly noted, brought a lot of confusion among members of the assembly. The first two persons who were elected sent the case to Bolgatanga High Court preying the court to declare them eligible voters.
But after a closed door meeting with some selected chiefs in the region, candidates and the members of the Nabdam assembly in consultation with the applicants lead counsel, Lawyer John Ndebugri Akparibo, amicably solution was found to the case allowing the elections to take place.
The Victor, Robert Nachinab Duameng Mosore, in an interview with Radio Ghana’s Samuel Ayammah, thanked the electorates and the good people in the region for the confidence repose in him.
Robert Nachinab Duameng Mosore who stepped down as a Member of Parliament for the Talensi constituency and was installed as the Paramount chief of the area, pledged his outfit’s readiness to work closely with the various district assemblies in the region to improve on the lives of the people.
The other contestants, Right Reverend Dr Jacob Kofi Ayeebo who was seeking re-election pulled six votes, Appiah Moses Abaare a Building Contractor had two votes and Francis Apam a Mechanical Engineer also had zero.