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10.10.2008 Politics

Jubilation Greets DCE's Reinstatement

There was wild and spontaneous jubilation on the streets of Kpando following the reinstatement of the District Chief Executive, Mr Pius Adanuty, after he had been asked by the office of the President to step aside and hand over his position.

The action to sack him took place while the President, John Agyekum Kufuor, was away in the United States.

However, upon his return, the President suspended the earlier order and reinstated Mr Adanuty as the Kpando District Chief Executive, to the satisfaction of his supporters in the Kpando District.

The people of Kpando jubilated because it was unheard-of in the history of the region that someone would be sacked by the President and reinstated after a while.

And in an interview with Mr Adanuty, he said that God was his only judge as he was aware of overt moves on the part of his detractors to get him removed from office for no apparent reason.

He intimated that prior to the announcement of his removal, a top member of the party in the constituency had manveuvered to have a number of stories written about him which seemed to paint him as incompetent, lacking respect for the party and for traditional authorities, among others.

Mr Adanuty reiterated his stance that he was devoutly committed to the party, and that he had done his best to champion the cause of the party, and by so doing succeeded in winning a good number of supporters to the party.

"The allegations of intimidation, incompetence, absolute disrespect for party members as well as the traditional leaders, arrogant posturing and haughtiness are all foreign to my nature and psychology and those who really know me will shudder at such description", he stressed.

He thanked President Kufuor for the confidence reposed in him, and pledged to redouble his efforts at rallying the people in the district to have a good understanding of the government's policies and programmes for the party to make inroads in the district.

On those who instigated his removal, he said that he harboured no ill-feelings against them but expressed his resolve to work tirelessly at bringing back on board those who were aggrieved by his removal so that they could work together in ensuring victory for the party in the December polls.

Story by Victor Kwawukume