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Prof Daniel Bagah calls on fellow contestants to support him as he won the Council of State election

Council of State Member-elect for Upper West Region, Professor Daniel Anlieu-Mwine Bagah, is calling on the candidates who contested at the just ended Council of State Elections to support him with their ideas towards the development of the region.

Professor Bagah added that he is going to use his academia background to contribute immensely to the development of the region.

Professor Daniel Anlieu-Bagah won the Council of State election to represent the region today at the Upper West Regional office of the Electoral Commission.

He beats five other candidates by obtaining 21 votes of the total 22 valid votes cast by the 22 selected assembly members across all the 11 Municipal and District Assemblies in the region.

Meanwhile, another candidate who lost the election, Kuoro Bareche Nlowie Baninye II says the election lacks fair representation.

He further accused politicians for hijacking the election and denying traditional rulers the right to represent the people at the national level, describing it as unfair.

He therefore called for a constitutional review on the selection of delegates.

Before the election, earlier today, another candidate who boycotted the election, Abubakar Sadick Muhaisen also accused the electoral commission for trying to organize an illegal election.

He stated that, the Wa High Court has yesterday put an injunction on the election.

Info Radio had gathered that Mr Gervase Dogkotenge Maalonghae, an Assembly Member of the Jirapa Municipal Assembly sought court injunction on the election on Thursday, February 11, 2020 on grounds that the selection of representatives of the Assembly to vote was unconstitutional.

However, Mr Ali Osman, the Upper West Regional Director of the Electoral Commission (EC), said he had not received any injunction letter on the election hence the need to go ahead and conduct the exercise.