Assembly members of the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly who for the second consecutive time rejected the President’s nominee as mayor, have collectively returned monies they received from him.
It is gathered that Mr Ernest Arthur had parted with several envelopes to the Honourable Members with the hope they would unanimously confirm his nomination only to be left disappointed after Wednesday’s voting.
Feeling for the troubled former Mayor, a group calling itself the Concerned Assembly Members of Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly (CCMA) returned an undisclosed amount to the President Nominee, Mr Ernest Arthur.
According to them, Mr Arthur popularly known in politics as Mayor 1 rejection by the Assembly Members is tarnishing their images coupled with claims by a section of the public they(Assembly members) were bribed but failed to keep their part of the bargain
They charged all the Assembly Members who have also taken money but have refused to return the same to also follow suit should fellow suit as a show of good ethical behaviour.
“We are also worried and sympathize with our colleagues whose appointments were during the voting without any explanation to the Assembly Members” they added
The leader of the Concern Assembly Members, Usman Abbam Egyin said the president’s nominee’s repeated rejection by the Assembly Members was meant to safeguard the city against future violence and insecurity ahead of the 2024 general elections.
“We the Concern Assembly Members took this firm stand on the background that Mr Arthur in question desire attitude towards Assembly Members, elders and people of Cape Coast as well as the technocrats who he is working with is not the best”.