The Asutifi North Constituency executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Brong Ahafo Region have threatened brimstone and fire if the President goes ahead to re-nominate Mr Eric Addae as District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area.
Mr Charles Addai, the constituency chairman, issued the threat in an interaction with newsmen at Kenyasi, the district capital, following the announcement of the dismissal of 33 metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives (MMDCEs) nationwide.
In the Brong Ahafo Region, Mr Lord Stephen Oppong, MCE for Berekum; Mr Julius Atta Bediako, DCE for Jaman South; Mr Alhassan Seidu Harrison, MCE for Kintampo North and Mr Yaw Osei Adjei, MCE for Wenchi, were affected.
Six out of the seven MDCEs in the region who were re-nominated by the President have been confirmed by members of their various assemblies except Mr I.K. Kyeremeh, Dormaa East, who was rejected by the assembly members last week Wednesday and he is awaiting another round of election.
Those who have been confirmed in the region are Mr Mohammed Kwaku Doku, MCE for Asunafo North; Mr Zakaria Bukari Anaba, DCE for Tano South; Mr Paul Donkor, DCE Dormaa; Mr Kwadwo Nyame Datiakwa, DCE for Kintampo South; Mr Jones Samuel Tawiah, DCE for Tain and Mr Anthony Kwaku Manu, DCE Techiman North.
Mr Addai said no one had been nominated as DCE for the district by the President and, they are waiting to see who would be appointed.
He reiterated that the constituency executives were against the re-nomination of Mr Eric Addae as DCE for the area and if the President went ahead to re-nominate him, there would be “Hell fire” in the district.
When asked what they would do if he was re-nominated by the President, Mr Addai said “something which has never happened before in the district will happen.”
He added that those MDCEs in the region whose names had not been mentioned, including that of Mr Addae, had their fate hanging in the balance and, therefore, they were monitoring the situation closely and “when his name is mentioned we will know what to do.”
“When we get there, we will cross the bridge,” he stated.
Quizzed as to how many of the constituency executives were against the re-nomination of Mr Addae, he said 19 out of the 27 constituency executives were against his re-nomination.
Mr Addai stated that himself, the constituency secretary, treasurer and propaganda secretary, among others, were against the re-nomination of Mr Addae, adding that the party’s branches and zones in the constituency were all against his nomination.
He said their reason against the re-nomination of Mr Addae was that he worked against the unity of the party, which affected greatly the fortunes of the party in the constituency and, therefore, they could not work with him again.
Meanwhile, a section of residents in the municipalities and districts in the region whose MDCEs were asked to hand over to the regional minister have hailed the decision of the President and said they were looking forward to the new appointments.
So far, seven out of the 27 municipal and district assemblies in the region have had their MDCEs confirmed.
According to sources close to the party in the region, those who were appointed as MDCEs for municipalities and districts in which their predecessors stood as parliamentary candidates in the 2012 general election and won would be made to continue with their work, as well as those in the newly created districts.