Stop Imposing Birim North DCE Nominee On Us - Assembly Members Caution ER Minister
The aggrieved Assembly members of the electoral areas in the Birim North District have cautioned Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Seth Kwame Acheampong to keep his distance in their elections.
Aggrieved Assembly members of the electoral areas in the Birim North District have warned the Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Seth Kwame Acheampong to desist from their elections.
The members cautioned Mr Seth Kwame Acheampong to stay away from using any intimidatory tactics to get President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's District Chief Executive (DCE) nominee, Mr Remond Nana Damptey approved.
These intimidatory tactics of Mr Seth Kwame Acheampong to get the nominee approved by the Assembly members were not only against the constitution of the NPP but are a breach of the electoral law of the country.
They stressed that the Birim North District Assembly is a peaceful one and the Assembly Members are capable of making decisions on their own.
In a strong-worded statement copied to the Soireenews on confirmation ballot on the presidential nominee for the position of Birim North DCE, it noted that on Monday, October 11, 2021, the Assembly conducted a ballot on the President’s nominee, Mr Damptey in a bid to approve him as the DCE.
The statement pointed out that out of a total of 38 Assembly Members present and voting the nominee polled 14 Yes votes and 24 No votes, which represents 36.8% of the total ballots cast.
The statement asserted that part 3 (15) (7) of the Standing Orders of the District Assemblies indicate that, “the nominee who at any time fails to poll fifty per cent of the votes of the members present and voting may be renominated on reasonable grounds or may be withdrawn by the President”
According to the statement, the Assembly Members of the Birim North District by the ballots cast in favour of the nominee have demonstrated an outright rejection of this nominee.
Subsequent to this, the statement noted that the stakeholders of the District, Traditional Authorities and NPP stalwarts have all expressed their surprise at the nomination.
"Intelligence reports we have gathered from the constituency indicate that any further renomination of the same candidate for the position would be met with sharper and more abysmal rejections.
"We are therefore appealing to H. E. The President that, to foster cohesion in the New Patriotic Party and the Great Elephant family in the Birim North Constituency, the same nominee should be withdrawn," the statement concluded.
Freeman Koryekpor Awlesu