The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, after six tailed attempts fraught with conflicts, has finally elected a Presiding Member.
Nana Adu Mensah Asare, Amakomhene, got 100 YES votes as against 22 No votes in ballots cast on Thursday, 13 October. He was a compromise candidate.
The Assembly has struggled in electing a PM over the past few months as it has been split, with supporters of previous candidates taking entrenched positions to ensure their preferred candidate got elected.
As a result, Nana Adu Mensah Asare was been nominated by the Kumasi Traditional Council as a compromise candidate for the vacant position after lead contenders in the last election, Abraham Boadi and Michael Adusei, agreed to step aside.