Katakyie Kwasi Bumankamah II, Paramount Chief for Sefwi-Wiawso traditional area has been elected as a council of state member for Western North.
In the Western North Region of 9 Assemblies with 18 eligible voters and 4 Candidates namely Katakyie Kwasi Bumagama, Mr Michael Aidoo, Mr Prince Evans John Escobar-Donkor and Mr Christopher Addai contested for the position but one of the aspirant Mr Christopher Addai last minute withdrew from the contest and gave his support to Katakyie Kwasi Bumagama.
He polled 18 out a total 18 votes at the premises of the Western North Regional Coordinating Council and supervised by the Electoral Commission.
The Elections was conducted by Mr Godwin Tawiah Ocley, Western North Regional Director of the Electoral Commission.
Ogyeahoho Yaw Gyebi II, Paramount Chief for Sefwi – Anhwiaso traditional area and President of the National House of Chiefs commended the Assembly members for the overwhelming endorsement.
He expressed worry over the fact that all the other three persons who contested the Paramount Chief were from the Anhwiaso traditional area a development he described as unfortunate.
He said considering the fact that the Wiawso Paramount Chief had six political Districts under him, it was in bad faith for anyone to contest him.
“I am ashamed of myself since all the three persons who contested Wiawso Paramount Chief are from my traditional area, I will have to summon and talk to them”.
He pledged to work with the elected member to ensure Western North was fairly represented.
The Council of State Member elect on his part commended Ogyeahoho Yaw Gyebi for his immense contribution in ensuring a free and fair elections and commended the Assembly Members for the confidence reposed in him.
He pledged to work with other members to give good Council to the President.