A group calling itself Coalition of Concerned Polling Station Executives (CCPS) has called on the president, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo to appoint someone who has the party at heart to work for it win the seat, adding that the outgoing MCE for East Gonja, Mohammed Tamimu has hand in the party’s lost of the seat in the just ended elections.
This was was released at a press conference in the constituency, and copied to ghdominancenews.com today, January 23, 2020.
Read the full statement below:
PRESS CONFERENCE BY COALITION OF CONCERN POLLING STATION EXECUTIVES AND ELECTORAL AREA COORDINATORS FOR SALAGA SOUTH CONSTITUENCY, ON THE NEED TO APPOINT A MCE WHO IS HARDWORKING TO RECLAIM THE SALAGA SOUTH SEAT.
Ladies and gentlemen of the media, I will like to first and foremost thank you for responding to our invitation, we gathered here this morning, to press home our demand to the appointing authority, on the need to appoint a hardworking Municipal Chief Executive for East Gonja Assembly.
Ladies and gentlemen, it is extremely important that, I used this opportunity to extend our congratulatory message to the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo, for the successful re-election and inauguration. We equally, wish him Allah’s guidance and protection as he leads this blessed country for the next four years.
Ladies and gentlemen of the media, we recalled that the President in his first term admonished his appointees not to fail the people who fought gallantly to bring the party to power. Interestingly, this solemn call did not resonate with some appointees in his government in the first term and a glowing example is the outgoing MCE for East Gonja, Hon Mohammed Tamimu. This is because; his idiopathic pride, simpleminded selfishness and insatiable greed caused the defeat of the Party’s Parliamentary Candidate, Hon. Salifu Adam Braimah (Uncle Sally), in the 2020 general elections.
Ladies and gentlemen of the media, it is extremely shocking to know that, the MCE has never visited any single polling station in the constituency to as it were, familiarize himself with the polling station executives. Equally, surprising was the fact that the MCE has never on his own accord paid a visit any community to acquaint himself with the issues that bedeviled the people and ascertain the strength of the party as well.
Ladies and gentlemen of the media, it would interest you know that, for the four years Hon. Mohammed Tamimu, presided as the MCE for East Gonja Assembly, he was at loggerheads with the Salaga South Constituency Executives. There was not a mutual understanding and peaceful co-existence within rank and file of the party in the constituency due to uncompromising stance of the Municipal Chief Executive. In conduct and in speech, the MCE was seen fuelling factionalism in the constituency by selectively working with few preferred people at the expense of the masses.
Attempts were made in the past to broker peace between him and the Constituency Executives by both Regional and National Executives of the NPP but yielded no positive result.
Hon. Mohammed Tamimu was reluctant to change his modus operandi. He has deliberately sidelined the constituency executives and created parallel leadership within the party. This crack created unreasonably despondency and apathy among the rank and file of the party in the constituency, which has eventually caused the party’s defeat in the 2020 elections.
Ladies and gentlemen, of the media, in the last four years, the MCE awards contracts without a proper recourse to party structures. If the MCE had consulted the party executives at any level, he would not have incompetently send a CHPs compound to Massaka at the expense of Kalande (the Bantama of Salaga). The MCE also took unilateral decisions on some government programs and policies that render the party’s structures irrelevant. These actions and inactions of the MCE negatively, affected the fortunes of the party in the just ended 2020 elections.
Ladies and gentlemen of the media, we the COALITION OF CONCERN POLLING STATION EXECUTIVES AND ELECTORAL AREA COORDINATORS FOR SALAGA SOUTH CONSTITUENCY are by this statement, humbly calling on the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, not to nominate the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mohammed Tamimu, again because of his abysmal performance whiles in office. For the President’s agenda of breaking the eight-year cycle to be realised, the mandate of the MCE should not be renewed. We therefore humbly suggest that a more reliable grassroots party person, who knows how to deal with the grassroots and has command over the geopolitics of Salaga South Constituency, should be nominated and appointed for the MCE position for East Gonja Municipal Assembly.
Ladies and gentlemen of the media, in conclusion, it is important to make these painstaking remarks for the hearing of all. The motive of this press statement is for the betterment of our Municipality of East Gonja and the growth of our party the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
I thank you for coming!
LONG LIVE EAST GONJA MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY!
LONG LIVE SALAGA SOUTH CONSTITUENCY!!
LONG LIVE THE NPP!!!
Convener of the press conference and a polling station executive for Mallam Sofo polling station, Ibrahim Anyars.