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Ras Mubarak loses Council of State polls with no vote

Former Kumbungu lawmaker Ras Mubarak has lost his run to represent the Northern region on the Council of State.

The outspoken politician garnered no vote in the Friday election.

The winner, Chief Zung Mahamud Tahiru, obtained 23 votes with his closest contender Chief Pishegu Alhassan Andani securing 8 votes. The 4th contender had 1 vote.

Meanwhile, former Ningo Prampram lawmaker ET Mensah has won the election to represent the Greater Accra region.

The veteran politician garnered all the 58 votes cast in the polls held in Accra. His Other two competitors had no votes.

More than 100 candidates from the 16 regions of the country filed to contest the election.

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Other known persons including former Chief Executive of Stanbic Bank is contesting in the election.

The constitution allows the President to appoint 11 people onto the council of state, whom he has also appointed.

The already appointed individuals include former Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Wood,  , Lt. Gen. J.B. Danquah, a former Chief of Defence Staff of the Armed Forces, and Nana Owusu Nsiah, a former Inspector General of Police, to the Council.

The President of the National House of Chiefs, Ogyeahohoo Yaw Gyebi II, is an ex-officio member of the Council, in furtherance of Article 89(2)(b).

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