The District Chief Executive nominee for Sekyere Kumawu district in the Ashanti region Samuel Addai Agyekum has been rejected again by members of the assembly.

The incumbent DCE secured 23 Yes votes and 13 No votes out of the 36 assembly members.

The 63.8 % votes the nominee secured makes it impossible for him to join the swearing-in of newly elected MMDCE’s by the Ashanti regional minister at the Ashanti regional coordinating council on Friday 8th October 2021.

By law, the nominee was to secure at least two-thirds of total votes cast for his confirmation.

The nominee was first rejected on Tuesday 6th October 2021.

He failed to secure two-thirds of the votes in the first election.

Out of the 36 elected members and appointees, 22 voted “Yes” while 14 voted “No”.