Assembly members in the Kumbungu district have failed to confirm president nominee for district chief executive position.
Mr Alhassan Musah polled 20 votes out of the 34 total ballot cast. Mr Musah who was the first Member of Parliament for Kumbungu constituency from 1992 to 1996 failed to secure 2/3 of the votes.
He was nominated by the president after the death of the DCE for Kumbungu, Alhaji Iddi Manza Mahama who died some three months ago.
The former MP however has a second chance within 21 days to either be confirmed or rejected.
The immediate past Member of Parliament for the area, Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni who was in Kumbungu to witness the confirmation expressed disappointment at the turn of events.
Alhaji Mohammed who is now Secretary General of Africa Caribbean Pacific Countries (ACP) said Mr Musah’s track record when he was the MP was not in doubt and expected the assembly members to confirm him outright.