Politics of Thursday, 10 December 2015
Members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) of the Sekondi Constituecy on Monday held a press conference in Sekondi to demand the re-nomination of Captain (retired) Anthony Cudjoe, the immediate past Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) of the Sekondi-Takoradi Assembly.
Flanked by executive members of the various constituencies, Mr Larry Ahinkrah, constituency secretary of Effia, noted that Capt Cudjoe’s administration brought a number of developments to the area.
He mentioned some of the projects as the construction of school buildings, new district hospital, light industrial enclave, library, social centre, heavy duty truck terminal and modern slaughter house, as well as teachers’ resource centre.
In view of this “we humbly suggest to our father President Jojn Dramani Mahama that stepping aside such a valuable asset for the position of MCE at such a critical time in an election year, will amount to a political suicide In this metropolis”.
Mr Ahinkorah said Capt Cudjoe’s continuous stay in office would positively enhance the development agenda of the government.
According to the Effia constituency secretary, the former MCE used his influence to poll more votes from 6,000 to 14,000 in the last election.
He said though the president had the sole prerogative to appoint MCEs for Assemblies, it was equally fair “to assist the President to make the right choice, in order to achieve his aim of changing the lives of the citizenry and transforming Ghana”.
He said recent media reports mentioned one Madam Charlotte Otuwa Odum as a nominee of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly.
During open forum, the executives claimed the nominee had never struggled with them to champion the course of the NDC party, and was therefore not qualified to be the MCE.