Flag bearer of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo has congratulated Togbe Afede XIV, Paramount Chief of the Asogli State, on his election as the president of the National House of Chiefs, which took place on Thursday, November 24, 2016.
In a short statement, Mr Akufo-Addo said Togbe Afede’s predecessor, Naa Professor John Nabila, is also to be commended for steering the affairs of the House successfully over the last eight years.
“I am confident that Togbe Afede XIV will bring his wealth of experience to bear on the discharge of his duties to the House, and in the shaping of the national discourse, as we seek to build a progressive and prosperous nation. I wish him well,” he added.
Togbe Afede polled 25 votes while his competitors, Awulae Attibrukusu of Lower Axim in the Western Region, had 11; Okyehene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin got 10 votes; and Nana Kobina Nketsia V, the Omanhen of Essikado Traditional Area, managed 4 votes.
For the Vice-presidential elections, Dasebre Kwaku Ewusi the VII of Aboadzi won the majority votes of 28, Lawra Naa Puowele Karbo polled 13 and Okatakyie Dr Amenfi VII of Asiebu managed 8.
A total of 49 voted were cast out of the 50 eligible voters.