The Paramount Chief of Sefwi Anhwiaso Traditional Area, Ogyeahohoo Yaw Gyebi II was on Thursday November 12, 2020 defeated Togbe Afede (XIV) to become new President of the National House of Chiefs.
This comes after the incumbent, Togbe Afede (XIV) lost woefully in the house of chiefs election which is held every 4 years.
The election was supervised by the Electoral Commission of Ghana at the National Headquarters in Kumasi. Out of the total number of 72 Ogyeahohuo Gyebi pulled 47 whiles Togbe Afede had 25.
In the vice presidential race, Naa Puowele Karbo of the Lawra Traditional area also kicked out the incumbent, Daasebre Kwebu Ewusi with 44 votes against 28 votes.
Giving his acceptance speech to the house, Ogyeahohuo Gyebi on behalf of his vice thanked all chiefs for their support to ensure a smooth and peaceful elections.
He however called on chiefs to join hands and form a strong united front to achieve the aims of the House.
Ogyeahohuo Gyebi again urged contestants who lost in the election to cooperate with the new leadership and assist them with the needed support as they were all for the development of the country and traditional ruling.
He however assured that he will ensure that all members of the house are given a task in the house to make them active for the wellbeing of the National House of Chiefs.
Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com/Evans Agyei Sikapa