Angry NPP youth on rampage; burn billboards over MMDCE nominations

By Lorlornyofm April 26, 2017 18:01

Angry NPP youth on rampage; burn billboards over MMDCE nominations

Irate youth in Savelugu-Nanton municipality of the Northern region are on rampage following the appointment of Hajia Ayishetu Seidu as the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE).

The youth burnt NPP bill boards to demonstrate their dissatisfaction with the choice of the president as his executive presence in the area.

The chaos is part of mixed reactions towards the release of 212 names for Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives.

‘It is obvious that only one person can occupy that position’ Local Government minister Hajia Alima told a press conference during the announcement of the nominations.

These are people with expertise,experience and temperament for the position” she said.

But ritualistic internal party opposition has been sparked once again with the news.

It had to take the intervention of the police to quell the disturbances in Savelugu-Nanton where the youth, some clad in the NPP T-shirts, protested.

But the youth have served notice, they will make the area ungovernable for President Akufo-Addo’s representative if he does not immediately revoke the nomination of Hajia Ayishetu Seidu as MCE for the area.

In the Upper East region, NPP youth at Zebilla in the Bawku West district vandalized party and government properties last night.

It was in a preemptive attempt to prevail on the president not to consider Victoria Ayamba as the DCE. They preferred Patrick Ayaaba.

But the list released Wednesday has confirmed their worst fears. Victoria Ayamba is the president’s choice. There is an uneasy calm in the area following the news.

Police are already investigating the disturbances which led to the destruction of properties at the offices of Non-Formal division,  Youth Employment Agency,  Social welfare, Community Development, Client office unit and others at the Bawku West district assembly.

The police say they have been given 10 names of NPP youth who are suspected to have been part of the disturbances.

Bawku West police commander, ASP Emmanuel Honi-Broni has told Joy News, although the names were given at a District Security Council meeting with party executives Wedsnesday morning, no arrests have been made.

Joy News’ Upper East regional correspondent Albert Sore has also reported there’s another looming protest at Sandema in the Builsa North district as angry NPP youth kick against the nomination of David Afoko the current party chairman as a DCE for the area.

The youth say the party chairman who is related to suspended NPP Chairman Paul Afoko worked against the party’s chances during the 2016 elections.

The youth say David Afoko is just another version of his brother and point out that the part chair was publicly campaigning against for the party during the elections last December.

Expect more….


By Lorlornyofm April 26, 2017 18:01
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