The New Patriotic Party (NPP) constituency executives of Jirapa in the Upper West Region, have called on President Akufo-Addo and the leadership of the party to disregard calls for the removal of the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the area, Christine Bomannye Amadu.
Some members of the Jirapa Municipal Assembly have petitioned President Akufo-Addo to dismiss the MCE.
The members petitioned the President to remove the MCE after they failed in their attempt to impeach her.
They accused Madam Christine of financial malpractices and meddling in the election of their Presiding Member
But at a press conference held at Jirapa, the party executives, together with polling station coordinators stated that the calls from some self-seeking members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) are to distract the MCE.
The Jirapa constituency financial secretary of the NPP, Augustine Tinkra, who addressed the press conference said the allegations leveled against the MCE are unfounded.
“We are fully aware that a number of Assemblymen have petitioned the President to remove the MCE from office. We categorically state that their reasons are frivolous, lack substance and credibility, and this must be used to feed the dogs.”
The group described as parochial and selfish, calls for the removal of the MCE, saying the NPP in Jirapa is solidly behind the MCE and therefore will resist any group or individuals attempting to thwart her efforts.
“This continuous agitations of Jirapa youth towards every appointee to the seat of government at the District, now Municipal, is becoming a nuisance as well as creating an ill-culture that if not immediately corrected will eventually become a habit.”
The constituency executives indicated that, these are diversionary tactics from self-seeking members of the opposition NDC to thwart the development of the area.
“We want to convey a message to President Akufo-Addo, the entire NPP and the good people of Ghana that, they should disregard any infamous petition as it distracts concentration and contributes to a waste of precious time.”
“Jirapa is a peaceful town and no individual or group of persons can destabilize the peace and security we are currently enjoying under the Akufo-Addo government,” he added.
By: MAHAMA Latif