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10.02.2009 Politics

Tears Flow For Asaga

By Daily Guide
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CONSTITUENTS OF the embattled Member of Parliament (MP) for the Nabdam constituency, Moses Asaga, are pleading with President John Evans Atta Mills to be lenient with him and reconsider his decision of withdrawing his nomination.

DAILY GUIDE learnt that ranking party members including some traditional rulers of the area, at a crunch meeting at the Kongo Social Centre in Kongo, planned to send a delegation to the President to request him to tamper justice with mercy.  

The meeting, reports indicate, was chaired by Patrick Pansuure, constituency chairman of the party and one founding father of the party, Dr. Thomas Pii.

Sources revealed that a petition would be sent through the regional chairman of the party to the President to be followed by the visit of the delegation to the castle.  

The delegation which would be led by one of the traditional leaders, DAILY GUIDE sources reveal, is expected to visit the President this week and impress upon him to reverse the decision.  

It is learnt that the group would among other things promise to counsel Asaga once the President agrees to their request.   

The joy of the constituents after the announcement of the withdrawal of the nomination of Hon Asaga disappeared with many blaming his saboteurs for his current predicament.

There are high expectations that the President would honour them by granting the request of the leadership when it visits this week.  

The constituency executives of the party, when contacted by the DAILY GUIDE, confirmed the said meeting but declined to give explanations on the content of the meeting.

It would be recalled that President Atta Mills, last Friday in a statement, withdrew the nomination of Hon. Moses Asaga as the minister designate for Works, Housing and Water Resources.

Though reasons were not given for this development, it was believed that the authorization for the payment of GH¢82,000 as End of Service Benefits to each of the 230 MPs in the last Parliament triggered the development.

Several colleagues of Asaga, it is learnt, have tried talking it over with the President but it ended in a deadlock, but the Nabdam MP has appealed to the President to consider his good deeds to the party and re-nominate him.   

From Stephen Zoure, Kongo

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