Sam Pyne, the Ashanti Regional Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has been confirmed as Chief Executive of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA).
After voting by Assembly members on Tuesday, October 5, Sam Pyne polled 55 out of 58 votes to secure a ‘one-touch’ victory.
Though two members of the Assembly were absent, the Yes votes for Mr Pyne secured him a 97 percent victory.
This follows agitations and threats by some Assembly members that they will reject President Akufo-Addo’s nominee as a result of debt left by successive administrations.
Jumping to his defence, President Akufo-Addo in an interview on Kumasi based Pure FM said it will be unfair to victimise his nominee for misappropriations of the past leadership.
Meanwhile Sam Pyne after his victory has assured that he has already talked to the Ministry of Finance and other key stakeholders including the Chief of Staff to have the debt settled.