Deputy General Secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adams says he is not surprised about agitations that has characterized the nomination of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) by the President.
He said just like any human institution, such things are bound to happen but the executives of the NDC must be proactive to mitigate the situation.
Kofi Adams comment comes on the back of raging agitations by some members of the NDC who are not happy about President John Mahama’s nominees of MMDCEs.
Some irate youth vandalized party property and slammed the presidency for not consulting grassroot members.
But speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Monday, Kofi Adams said this is not the first time such agitation has greeted nominations by a president and thus should not blown out of proportion.
According to him, similar things happened under the erstwhile Kufuor administration therefore the opposition should not make a political capital out of it.
“If everyone [in the NDC] had accepted President Mahama’s nominees without any agitations, I will be very surprised [because] it will mean we are not dealing with human beings”.
Conceding that such acts of indiscipline should be condemned, Kofi Adams maintained that it should be seen as a challenge and tackled head-on.
He added that even though people have the right to express their displeasure, vandalizing party property should be condemned in no uncertain terms.
Kofi Adams assured Ghanaians of government’s commitment to strengthen the local government system and to deliver its promise of a Better Ghana.
On the contrary, the former Member of Parliament for Asokwa, Maxwell Kofi Jumah said the unnecessary agitations nationwide over nomination of MMDCEs are self inflicted.
He noted that if there had been broad consultation with the people, such things could have been avoided.
The former Mayor of Kumasi stated unequivocally that the appointment of MMDCEs by the president is “bogus”.
Kofi Jumah called for a change in the nomination process to prevent such unfortunate incidents in future.
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