MP for Binduri, Mr. Abdulai Abanga
An NPP group in the Binduri Constituency of the Upper East Region of Ghana have warned the Member of Parliament for the area to desist persuading President Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia maintain Mr. Ayinga Abagre Jakub, as District Chief Executive (DCE).
The group led by, Ayaabila John, Akamah Lucas NPP party communication members and others say, the Binduri MP, Mr. Abdulai Abanga who doubles as the Deputy Minister designate for Works and Housing should be impartial in appointment of a DCE for the Binduri district.
The NPP members allege that the Lawmaker is begging President Akufo-Addo to reaffirm the DCE after he ( MP) had asked all interested persons to vie for the seat of the Binduri DCE.
“Honourable MP, reliable pieces of information emanating from people close to you indicate that you are surprisingly, disappointingly and clandestinely supporting the sitting DCE, Mr. Ayinga Abagre Yakubu to maintain his current position in the Binduri District after you have asked every interested persons in the constituency to hold on with their ambition until you come home and have a meeting with them to decide the way forward.
You have since reneged your home coming but it is evidently clear and proven as now understood in the said directive that you had the sitting DCE in mind to support that is why you halted or frustrated the process,” the statement of the group.
According to them, the DCE had made it clear to the rank and file of NPP Binduri constituency executives in 2020 that he was not interested in continuing his role in Nana Addo’s government as a DCE and started lobbying for other positions as seen in the several sponsored publications on social therefore do not understand why the MP is supporting Ayinga Abagre Jakubu.
The group claim, if not the pain and dispiritedness that Ayinga caused in majority of NPP members, the margin of win between the party and NDC would have been wider.
Again, Mr Ayinga abandoned his appointment as the DCE for Binduri District immediately after the election was declared and ran to Accra for over one month seeking new appointments after stating openly that he was no longer interested in continuing as the DCE. This behaviour was a show of disloyalty and ungratefulness to Nana Addo who appointed him in 2017.
The group indicate that Mr Ayinga has not withdrawn it, hence they are calling on the to rescind his decision to support the DCE.
The group is further asking President Akufo-Addo to reject calls for the appointment of the DCE of Binduri.
By: Joseph Marfo