Former Ningo Prampram lawmaker ET Mensah has won the election to represent the Greater Accra region on the Council of state.

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.

Other known persons including former Chief Executive of Stanbic Bank and Ras Mubarak, immediate past Member of Parliament for Kumbungu are contesting the election in their various regions of origin.

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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