by: michael eli dokosi /www.blakkpepper.com/ghana
The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly has failed to elect a Presiding Officer on the ninth attempt.
Aspirants, Abraham Boadi managed to secure 69 votes while his other contender, Mike Adusie Bonsu got 50 votes but both failed to secure the two thirds majority needed to emerge victor.
A third candidate had stepped down in hopes the election would have led to a clear winner but still no headway was made.
This failure to elect a Presiding Officer with all the drama led to dejected Assembly Members walking away after the votes.
It remains to be seen if hardliners in the Assembly could be lobbied to soften their stance for a winner to emerge.