Some executives of the New Patriotic Party in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality have joined forces with a group of the party’s youth to resist any attempt to appoint a non-indigene as the Municipal Chief Executive.
They have vowed to resist anyone appointed by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who is not a native of the area.
Some youth of the party last Friday staged a demonstration to declare their intention to resist Serwaa Derkye, who is the first deputy regional chairperson of the NPP and the favourite among the five nominees presented to the President. They claim she does not vote anywhere in the municipality.
On Monday, some executives of the party in the municipality staged the second of such demonstrations to register their displeasure about what they claim to be moves by some of the leadership of the party to get a stranger appointed as MCE.
Ejisu is one of the largest constituencies in the region, contributing immensely to the electoral fortunes of the ruling NPP.
Clad in red, the demonstrators, comprising polling station executives, electoral area coordinators and some constituency executives, moved through some principal streets of Ejisu to protest.
The group claims their action is necessitated by attempts of some persons close to corridors of power to get Madam Derkye nominated by the president as MCE.
Secretary to the Ejisu NPP women’s wing, Vivian Opoku, says the choice of a non-indigene for the position will not be accepted.
The situation has created tension within the camp of the ruling NPP in the area.
Members of the Council of Elders in the constituency have also thrown their support behind the demonstrators to get a native of the constituency as MCE.
By Benjamin Aidoo|TV3|3news.com|Ghana