Tempers rising at Suhum over Margaret Darko’s appointment
Tempers are said to be rising up at Suhum in the Eastern Region over the appointment of one, Margaret Darko as Chief Executive for the assembly by President Akuffo Addo.

Date Created : 4/28/2017 5:07:06 AM : Story Author : Emmanuel Frimpong/Ghanadistricts.com

The President, on Wednesday released the remaining 212 Metropolitan Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) to fill the vacant positions at various assemblies across the country.

The news of their appointments was announced by the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama in Accra. 

However, the appointment of some persons in the list seem not to have gone down well with some party faithfuls as there has been increasing reports of irate youth vandalizing party offices and bill boards as a way of registering their displeasure.

Checks by Ghanadistricts.com have revealed a possible uprising by irate youth of the NPP over the appointment of Margaret Darko.

The youth, according to information gathered, believe that the nominee did little during the campaign period in the run-up to the 2016 general elections and thus suspect a foul play as to why she was considered over all her competitors, whom they claim laid their lives to ensure the party comes to power.

Assembly member for New Town North Electoral Area, Emmanuel Yeboah who spoke in an interview with Ghanadistricts.com expressed fear that some assembly members who feel betrayed by government may show strong opposition in confirming her nomination.

 “As I speak to you now I am on a cross road as to whether or not I should vote for her, because most of the angry youth in my electoral area are issuing daring threats that I should either choose between her (Margaret Darko) and my position. Their threats have seriously got me confused and I am still contemplating whether to vote for her or not” the assembly said in an interview.

Mr. Yeboah however called for calm and asked other members to support whoever has been appointed to head government business in the area.