Berekum West District Chief Executive Nominee, Martin Obeng Adjei, has admitted paying an amount of GH¢2,000.00 each to 27 Assembly members to vote for him as DCE.

According to him, he was forced to pay the money because the assembly members demanded it from him as a prerequisite for confirming his nomination.

Speaking on Adom FM’s Morning Dwaso Nsem show Wednesday, Mr Obeng Adjei said he was forced to borrow the money from friends who are now putting pressure on him to pay back.


I had an agreement with the assembly members and they assured me of voting for me and because I knew I wouldn’t get all that money, I went to some friends and borrowed money from them so I can pay the bribe. I was under pressure to pay because the assembly members demanded it before they vote for me” he said.

Assembly Members at the Berekum West District Assembly on Friday rejected the President’s nominee for the position of a District Chief Executive, Mr Martin Obeng Adjei.

The nominee polled twelve votes, representing 44.4% with 15 rejected votes, representing 55.6%.

The nominee, therefore, couldn’t get the 50% votes to confirm him as the first District Chief Executive for Berekum West, one of the new Assemblies created recently by the New Patriotic Party’s Government.

There were reports that Mr Obeng-Adjei allegedly paid GH¢2000 cash to each assembly member to influence their votes.

That allegation has now been confirmed by Mr Obeng-Adjei himself who says he is bent on retrieving the GH¢2000 paid to each assembly member for voting against him.

He said so far only two Assembly members have paid back the money.

But Assembly member the Nana Boakye Electoral Area who only gave his name as Emmanuel on the same show said they rejected Mr Obeng-Adjei’s nomination because they realised he had no vision for the newly-created district.

“Yes he gave me money and I took it. I knew he had no vision for the district and so if we decide to vote for him, he will only end up destroying the party in the region and will not work in the interest of the district”, he said.