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Juaben MCE nominee arrested for allegedly bribing assembly members

The police have confirmed the arrest of the Juaben MCE nominee Alexander Sarfo Kantanka for allegedly bribing assembly members to confirm him on Monday.

The rejected nominee was seen in a viral video demanding a refund of his money from some assembly members.

In a statement on Tuesday (November 2), the police said “the arrest was in connection with a viral video of the nominee allegedly demanding a refund of some sums of money he had allegedly paid to assembly members to vote for his confirmation.”

Kantanka has since been bailed after his statement was taken.

Below is the full statement:


The assembly members of the Juaben Municipal Assembly for the second time on Monday rejected the president’s nominee for the metropolitan chief executive (MCE) position.

Alexander Sarfo Kantanka failed to obtain the two-thirds threshold needed to be confirmed as MCE for Juaben Municipal Assembly in the Ashanti Region.

He polled a total of 10 ‘YES’ votes as against 15 ‘NO’ votes while a ballot was reject.

Twenty out of the 26 assembly members boycotted the process last Friday, citing heavy security presence at the venue.

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