Members of the Upper East Regional House of Chiefs have elected the Paramount Chief of the Chiana Traditional Area, Pe Dituudini Adiana Ayagitam III as President of the house.
Pe Ayagitam takes over the affairs of the house for the next 4years from the outgoing President, Naba Orlando Ayamga Awuni III, paramount Chief of the Naaga traditional area.
Pe Ayagitam who obtained 19 votes out of the total number of 28 members of the house, beating his two other contestants, Nab Azugsuk Azantilow, paramount Chief of the Sandema traditional area who secured votes, while Pe Oscar Batabi Tiyiamu II, paramount Chief of Kayoro obtained 3 votes.
Speaking to the media shortly after the election, the newly elected President of the Upper East Regional House of Chiefs, thanked his colleagues for the confidence reposed in him.
Pe Ayagitam pledged to work hand in hand with stakeholders to ensure that the Regional House of Chiefs is renovated to befit the status of the paramount Chiefs.
He also promised to restore the relevance of the house of Chiefs in the region and the country at large.
However, the outgoing Vice President of the Regional House of Chiefs Naba Baba Salifu Atamale Lemyaarum thanked members of the house for the show of leadership exhibited during the elections.
Naba Lemyaarum described the election conducted by the Electoral Commission as free and fair, as he admonished EC to replicate same in the upcoming general elections.
Members of the Upper East Regional House of Chiefs also elected the paramount Chief of Mirigu, Naba Anonsona Anthony Abisa III as Vice President.
Some other members of house elected were representative of the National House of Chiefs.
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