Upper Denkyira West Assembly rejects DCE
The assembly, by a majority of 14 votes against 9, rejected Mr Yankey as the DCE.
Not even the swearing in of six-new Government Appointees before the ballot could save the nominee, who for the past four years had been the DCE for the area.
The former Government Appointees were removed from office after Mr. Yankey failed to garner the required two-thirds majority of the Assembly, last week Wednesday, July 10.
The assembly last week voted against the DCE and the government appointees by 12 votes to 10, with one rejected ballot.
Pleas by the Regional Minister, Mr. Samuel Sarpong to the members of the Assembly to vote for the nominee to enable him to continue with the development projects he had initiated landed on deaf ears.
Article sixteen of the District Assemblies’ Standing Orders stipulate among others that the President’s nominee must get two-thirds majority of the Assembly to qualify as the DCE and if he or she gets 50 percent of the valid votes cast, there should be a second round of voting within ten days.
If the nominee fails to secure the two-thirds majority after the second round of voting, the President must withdraw his candidacy and make new nominations.
This indicates that Mr. Yankey had been rejected by his District Assembly and therefore will have his nomination withdrawn.