Rockson Ayine Bukari, Upper East Regional Minister
Ahead of the announcement of Municipal and District Chief Executive nominees by the President, the Upper East Regional Minister, Rockson Ayine Bukari has called on all aspirants who may not be lucky, to accept whoever will be announced as the nominee for the position of Municipal or District Chief Executive in their respective Municipalities and Districts.
The Upper East Minister met all aspirants and Coordinating Directors of the three Municipalities and 10 districts at the Regional Coordinating Council in Bolgatanga. It was a solemn meeting, especially when aspirants were still nervous and counting on anyone and even benevolent spirits to make them lucky come Wednesday, April 26, 2017.
Mr Bukari advised aspirants who will be lucky not to do anything that will ridicule other aspirants but rather, draw them close to help in the building of their Municipalities and Districts.
The meeting was timely, especially when there were signs of high expectations which had often resulted in open agitations, allegations and intense lobbying by some Constituency Elders, Youth and other groups.
The Regional Minister noted that, if indeed they (aspirants) and their supporters were really committed to the course of the New Patriotic Party and the development of their Municipalities or Districts, then he expected them to support the MDCE nominees and help to get them confirmed by their Assembly members, for the sake of their areas’ development and respect for the President, Nana Akufo-Addo.
“His Excellency wants us all to be humble, rise above jealousy, lies, back-biting, “pull-him-down” syndrome and gossiping; it’s not good for us,” he stated.
It is not clear if the President will release the names of the nominees for all the Municipal and District Assemblies across the region and country at once or in segments.
It is also not clear if all members of the New Patriotic Party in the Municipalities and Districts in the Upper East Region will adhere to the Regional Minister’s advice.
FROM: EBO BRUCE-QUANSAH, Bolgatanga