The Agogo Akrofosohene, Nana Owusu Achiaw, has been elected as the Ashanti Region’s representative on the Council of State.
Before the elections, the Council of State spot was keenly contested by the Akrofosohene and Otumfuo’s Mawrehene, Baffour Hyeaman Brantuo IV.
There had been some appeals for the Akrofosohene to step down with the reason that the Mawrehene was said to have been given a nod by the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II .
The Akrofosohene, who turned deaf ears to the concerns and complaints, won the Council of State seat by 45 out of 60 ballots cast.
Otumfuo’s Mawrehene polled 5 votes, and one Robert Owusu Amankwah, a business executive, polled 10 votes.
The Akrofosohene thanked the delegates for believing in him, and assured that he will present the region’s interest to the president. A total of 113 candidates between the ages of 23 and 84, contested in the election, which took place in all regional capitals across the country.