Former Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram Constituency Enoch Teye Mensah has won the slot to be the representative of the Greater Accra Region on the Council of State.
A long-time Youth and Sports Minister in the 90s, ET Mensah polled 58 out of 58 votes to win the elections on Friday, February 12 2021. He beat two other contenders to win the elections, held across the country in accordance with Paragraph (C) of Clause 2 of Article 89 of the 1992 Constitution.
Before the elections, Nii Kotei Dzani, who had represented the Region in the last Council, withdrew from the race. Charles Andrew Parker-Allotey also had to withdraw “due to reasons beyond his control”.
Therefore, ET Mensah was left with Michael Kofi Mensah and John Mantse Akwetey to contend with. The founding member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) filed his maiden nomination to contest the Council of State elections in 2017 but had to withdraw in the last-minute.
Out of the three, E.T Mensah emerged winner, amassing all votes cast, the Greater Accra Regional Director of the Electoral Commission, Kwame Amoah confirmed.
ET Mensah served as MP for Ningo-Prampram for almost a decade. He has been a Minister for Education and also served as the Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly and the Minority Chief Whip in Parliament.