An Ashanti Regional Youth Organiser Hopeful of the New Patriotic Party, Isaac Bonsu has said any delay in approving the MMDCE nominees will further delay the development at the local level
IB, as he is affectionately called, urged Assembly Members in the Ashanti Region to, as a sign of patriotism and respect to the President accept and endorse all nominees for the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs).
He said due to the delay in appointment, the MMDAs are lagging behind in the development agenda of the party at the local level, and any further delay would cost them and the people they represent a lot.
“Let’s put everything behind us and work towards the collective advantage of society which is development and eschew individualism which is the bane of developmental growth in Africa,” he entreated.
Speaking to ModernGhana News on the disturbances in some parts of the country over the announcement of the MMDCE nominees, IB said the “President’s nominations were preceded by several forms of consultations and deliberations, hence the results should be accepted in good fate.”
He continued, “In order to break the 8 as has been targeted, the NPP needs a high level of cohesion to make this a reality. As the saying goes, “Together We Stand, Divided We Fall.”
He entreated the aggrieved youth of the party to desist from violence in resolving internal party issues.
He said some youth in some areas of the country have resorted to violence to register their dissatisfaction over some MMDCE nominees.
According to him, the Danquah Dombo Bussia tradition does not endorse violence as a means to resolve misunderstandings.
Governance, he noted, is about the collective good and not individual gains.
“Let me use this opportunity to remind the youth of our Tradition, we prioritize dialogue and not violence.
“I therefore strongly entreat the youth once again not to allow this announcement bring disunity and bitterness in the party but rather focus on how to keep the party in power beyond 2024, and to also appeal to the Assembly Members to give resounding approvals to all the nominees so that we can record more developmental projects for the remaining parts of the president’s second term,” he emphasised. (Credit:James Appiakorang