South Tongu NPP protest new DCE


Some aggrieved members of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region have expressed their displeasure and disappointment about the circumstances surrounding the nominations, election, and confirmation of Emmanuel Louis Agamah as DCE for the area.

Addressing a press conference at Sogakope, the group described the confirmation of the President’s nominee as breaching party conventions.

During the confirmation of Emmanuel Louis Agamah as DCE for the South Tongu District, people were admitted into the hall to witness the event only after they have passed accreditation procedures.

There was also heavy security presence in and around the hall in order to apparently maintain law and order at the venue. A number of dignitaries including party gurus were present at the function.

The aggrieved members of the NPP told the press that the future of the party in the district is bleak unless they see an end to what they describe as the suppression and discrimination from the regional executive of the party.

A Spokesperson for the group, Thomas Agbo, catalogued a number of their frustrations which includes the alleged use of fake security personnel as National Security at the confirmation.

Meanwhile, a leading member of the ruling NPP in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region, Patrick Mensah Dawukpor, has appealed to President Nana Akufo-Addo to personally intervene in the current dispute in the area.

Speaking at the Sogakope press conference, Mr. Dawukpor blamed the party’s woes in the constituency on the divisive attitudes of the Regional Executives of the party.

There is enough evidence on the ground to suggest that the NPP hierarchy and its entire membership in the South Tongu Constituency are divided along personality lines.

One group and its members have been very supportive of the DCE, Emmanuel Louis Agamah, while the other group has support for the party’s Parliamentary Candidate in the 2016 general elections, Seth Agbi.

Mr. Dawukpor has, however, called on the Presidency to urgently intervene by stepping into the region to see things for themselves.

According to him, if nothing is done about the situation, they would have no option than to retire from the party.

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