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30 June 2017

Tension mounts in Bunkprugu over DCE nominee’s confirmation

Tension is mounting in the Bunkprugu/Yunyoo district of the Northern Region following the cancellation of the confirmation of the District Chief Executive nominee, John Kwaku Alhassan, which was scheduled for today [Friday] June 30.

Everything was set for the confirmation exercise simultaneously with that of the West Mamprusi district.

Whereas as the West Mamprusi district assembly successfully confirmed the District Chief Executive nominee, Abu Mohammed, that of Bunkprugu/Yunyoo was postponed for unknown reasons.

The development created tension in the area with a group calling itself the Concerned Yunyoo NPP youth, accusing the Bunkprugu constituency Member of Parliament, Hon. Solomon Boar of Sabotaging the DCE nominee.

The group also accused the Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed of working against the President’s DCE nominee, John Kwaku Alhassan’s confirmation.
Below is a statement issued by the group’s Spokesperson, Mamoa Elijah and copiedcitifmonline.com.

Northern regional minister and his deputy must respect the president

We the concerned NPP youth of Yunyoo want to state unambiguously that the northern regional minister Salifu Saeed and his deputy Solomon Namliit Boar are working against the confirmation of the Bunkprugu/Yunyoo District chief executive nominee J.K Alhassan.

This is gross disrespect to the authority of the president of the republic of Ghana. We are having the facts that cannot be contradicted by anyone to suggest that the two party leaders are not those provoking the chiefs, opinion leaders, and assembly members against the said nominee’s confirmation.

We are therefore appealing to the two leaders to allow peace in the area to justify the basis on which they were appointed. Mr. Regional minister and your deputy; what will you lose if the president’s nominee is confirmed?

We must also indicate that the continuous resistance to the Bunkprugu/Yunyoo DCE’s confirmation could compromise the political harmony in the area. Why should a minister and his deputy vow never to allow John Kwaku Alhassan to become DCE because he is this or he is that? This development justified why Savelugu and other parts of the northern region witnessed opposition in the confirmation of their DCE.

We conclude by appealing to the president of the republic of Ghana Nana Addo Danqua Akufo Addo to expeditiously mete out disciplinary actions against the two. Mr. President; if there is noise in the Bunkprugu/Yunyoo disdtrict; blame Solomon Boar and Salifu Saeed.

Thank you.
Cc
Presidency
All media houses
…..signed….

Mamoa Elijah, spokesperson for concern NPP youth, Yunyoo constituency.

Solomon Boa’s rebuttal

Meanwhile, the Member of Parliament for Bunkprugu constituency has dismissed the allegations, saying he has no problem with the DCE nominee.
He rather accused the NPP Northern Regional Chairman, Daniel Bugri Naabu of creating insecurity in the area.

According to Hon. Solomon Boar, Daniel Bugri Naabu skewed to change the government appointees list in favour of the DCE nominee, John Kwaku Alhassan.

He advised the DCE nominee to do his homework well and get the blessing of the assembly members.

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