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The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II’s Mawerehene Baffour Osei Brentuo Hyiaman V lost the just ended Council of State elections.

Mawerehene who contested in the Ashanti region polled five votes whiles the winner a sub-chief Nana Owusu Akyew Brepong garnered 45 votes.

In other regions, the paramount Chief for Twifo Mampong Nana Appiah Boamah II won the Central region elections.

The vice president of the Central Regional House of Chiefs polled 11 votes out of 37, Ultimate news’ Kwaku Baah-Acheamfour reported.

The chief of Kwahu Asakraka and Apegyahene of Kwahu Traditional Area, Nana Somuah Mireku Nyanpong III, also won the eastern region race.

‘He polled 26 out of the 52 votes cast with his close contender Mr. Afare Apeadu Donkor garnering 23 votes,’ Kojo Ansah reported.

In the northern region, Eliasu Tanko reported that ‘a 74-year-old chief of Bogu in Nanton and a retired educationist, Naa Professor Yakubu Nantogmah has been elected Northern region representative of the Council of State. He defeated nine other people to win the slot. He said improving agriculture and conflicts resolution will be his priority.

Nantogmah won with 20 out of 52 votes’.

The President of Groupe Ideal Dr. Nii Kotei Dzani won the Greater Accra Council of State election.

Francis Albert Seth Nyonyo, CEO of Fraga Oil won the election to represent Volta region.

Tumu Kuoro Richard Babini Kanton, a 59-year-old paramount Chief of the Tumu Traditional Area, was elected to represent the Upper West Region in the Council of State.

He polled 13 out of the 22 valid votes cast while the two others Abubakari Sadik and Naa Jamaa Mataarah II polled seven and two respectfully,’Musah Lansah reported from Upper West region.

By: Ghana/


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