Thursday, April 30, 2009


By Samuel Duodu, Sunyani.

All the fourteen people who were in contention for the Asunafo South District Chief Executive position, but unfortunately failed to make it have expressed their support for the President’s nominee, Mr Fleance Danso.
Mr Kwabena Gyau, a spokesperson for the losing contestants, who is also the father of the NDC in the district made this known to newsmen in Sunyani when he led some party executives in the area to pay a courtesy call on the Deputy Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, Mr Eric Opoku.
They pledged their support for the nominee and called on other party members to also rally behind him to show their respect for the President.
Mr Gyau also appealed to the district assembly to approve Mr Danso's nomination to ensure the rapid development of the district.
The executives of the Asunafo South constituency of the NDC also commended President John Evans Atta Mills for nominating Mr Danso as the Asunafo South District Chief Executive.
The executive members described Mr. Danso as a man whose competence, experience, loyalty and commitment to the party were unquestionable and said members of the party from the constituency were ready to support him to perform his duties after his endorsement by the assembly.
He urged the President to ignore "all forms of unwarranted and mischievous attempts by some internal dissidents of the party hiding under the cover of anonymity to throw dust into the eyes of the general public."
"By these acts, they sought to create the wrong impression that party executives and members in the Asunafo South are unhappy with the choice of Mr. Danso by His Excellency the President," he said.
He emphasised that the rank and file of the party and the general public across the political divide were in a "jubilant mood.”
The Deputy Regional Minister, Mr Opoku, for his part advised the executives to support the nominee and settle all differences behind close doors.
Meanwhile the Brong Ahafo Region is relatively calm despite some protests and demonstrations within the rank and file of the NDC after the nomination of DCEs and MCEs.
So far there have been protests at Wenchi, Atebubu, Nkoranza North and Sunyani.
In Sunyani, about 80 NDC supporters with placards demonstrated in the municipality on the nomination of Mr Akwasi Oppong as the new MCE for the Sunyani Municipal assembly.
The demonstrators carried placards some of which read, ”We won’t tolerate any nonsense”, “No Justice No MCE” and “Prof. remember what you said”, among others.
The demonstrators later submitted their petition to the Deputy Regional Minister, Mr Eric Opoku.

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