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24.03.2009 NDC News

Seko youth still not happy with NDC…Threaten demonstrations to press home demands

By Sebastian Freiku, Kumasi - Ghanaian Chronicle

A YOUTH leader of the Sekyedumasi NDC, Mr.  Kwaku Frimpong has reiterated the call on the leadership of the party to investigate complaints lodged with it over the selection and vetting of aspirants for consideration as DCE for the Ejura/Sekyedumasi district.   

The Sekyedumasi Youth are complaining that they are not well represented in the running of the party in the constituency when it comes to political appointments.

The youth complained that apart from the   constituency Secretary, Mr. James Yaw Wiredu, who has currently traveled outside the country, the constituency Chairman, Treasurer, Youth Organizer, Financial Secretary and Member of Parliament are all from Ejura.

As a result, the youth have petitioned the regional Secretariat of the NDC to take steps to nip the unhealthy development in the bud, and have consequently threatened to stage series of demonstrations in the Sekyedumase area of the district to press home their demand, since the party executives have not bothered to amicably address their concerns.

They have also cautioned the MP for the area to stay away from their agitations, because he cannot help the situation. The youth are angered because the party's vetting committee has alleged sidelined aspirants from Sekyedumasi, in the face of their enormous contribution towards the success of the party in the constituency.

According to Frimpong, the party had breached laid down conditions for the appointment of DCEs in the district. He said  by “a Gentleman's Agreement”, it has become a norm that all appointments in the area are evenly spread across  the entire constituency and that  if an MP emerged from one area of the constituency, then the DCE should  be appointed  from  the other side.

The allegation is that out of the ten aspiring DCEs (five each from Sekyedumase and Ejura) who submitted their names for vetting, only three in the persons of Mr. Enin Pambuor, Martha Broknah from Kobrite, and Rafui Adams, a Personal Secretary to the MP, Hon. Alhaji Pangabu Mohammed, who happens to come from Ejura, were short listed for consideration.

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