Members of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) are electing a Presiding Member today, Tuesday September 27, after four failed attempts.
The Assembly has been split as supporters of both candidates: Nana Kofi Senya and Adumhene Baffuor Agyei Kese IV, have taken entrenched positions to ensure their preferred candidate is elected.
In the four elections conducted so far, none of the candidates could garner the constitutionally mandated two-thirds majority of votes cast.
Both candidates have refused to step down for the other to go unopposed, prompting the recommendation for a compromise candidate to be put up to resolve the impasse.
Ashanti Regional Minister John Alexander Ackon had to intervene in the last election on Tuesday May 17 where there was a free-for-all brawl between the assembly members.
However, local government analyst George Kyei-Baffour has blamed the incident on partisan politics. According to him, it is high time politicians stayed away from assembly elections.