Cape Coast MCE nominee confirmed amidst snatching of ballot papers, chaos

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Assembly members of the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly have confirmed the President’s nominee, Ernest Arthur amidst confusion.

The election was the 3rd time after two failed attempts to secure two thirds of the votes to enable him confirmed.

He polled 45 yes votes while 18 people voted no. 63 assembly members out of the 64 were present.

There was heavy police presence at the Center for National Culture in Cape Coast where the voting took place.

Voting started and ended successfully but confusion broke during the counting of ballots when someone believed to be an NDC sympathizer dipped his hands into the ballot box and attempted to run away with the papers.

Not even the presence of the Omanhen of Oguaa Traditional area Osabarimba Kwesi Atta could stop the confusion.

The Police had a difficult task calming the crowd, TV3’s Central Regional Correspondent, Thomas Cann, reported.

Some of the assembly members said they do not accept the results and have since vowed not to recognize Ernest Arthur as the MCE for Cape coast.

Source: 3newsa.com|Ghana