Ashanti Regional Minister Simon Osei-Mensah has said those agitating against the list of District Chief Executives (DCEs) announced by Local Government Minister Hajia Alima Mahama on Wednesday April 26 are disrespecting the authority of the president and should desist from such actions.
According to him, such actions undermine the authority of the president and at the same time jeopardise the chances of those they support with regards to future appointments.
Some supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) went on rampage on Wednesday April 26 after announcement of the list.
Hajia Kande, the Savelugu constituency Women’s Organiser of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), has warned she will resign if the president’s nominee for District Chef Executive for her area, Hajia Ayishetu Seidu, is maintained.
According to her, the president’s nominee is not known to constituency executives, therefore, they cannot work with her in prosecuting the NPP’s agenda for change.
But also speaking in an interview with Chief Jerry Forson on Ghana Yensom on Thursday April 27, Mr Osei-Mensah said: “Before the list will come, we explained to the supporters of the party that the president has the power to appoint any person as DCE and so we should all support the list that would be announced.
“Those demonstrating should know that they are rather showing disrespect to the president. It means that they are telling the president he did not take the right decision.
“That is a wrong attitude they are putting up. Those agitating should know they are only hurting the people they are supporting.”