The Savannah Regional Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party Haruna Iddrisu who is also an aspirant for the Municipal Chief Executive position for East Gonja has been accused of misappropriating campaign funds to a tune of 50,000 Cedis in the run up to the 2020 general elections.
In a petition submitted to the vetting Committee for MMDCEs in the region, the petitioner, a polling station youth organizer wants the application of Haruna Iddrisu revoked.
“It is a known fact that he Haruna Iddrisu misappropriated 50,000 out of 200,000 cedis campaign funds meant for two constituencies; Daboya-Mankarigu and Salaga North so shortlisting him for possible appointment will breed more corruption in the future of the meager assembly resources”
The petition also outlined poor leadership qualities of the secretary as some reasons why he should not be considered for the position.
“It is imperative for someone who aspires to occupy a sensitive position as an MCE to know the geopolitics of the area but he Haruna only knows Salaga and his hometown of Kpembe out of the over 170 communities in the Municipality”
“It will therefore be suicidal to consider him for appointment as MCE for East Gonja” he added.
81 prospective New Patriotic Party members from seven Districts of the Savannah Region submitted applications seeking to occupy the high office of MMDCEs.
East Gonja Municipality has 18 applicants making it the highest in terms of applications.