Ejisu NPP Execs protest against new Research Officer
Constituency and polling station executives of the New Patriotic Party at Ejisu are protesting against the arbitrary removal of the Research and Elections officer of the constituency.
One Dominic Danquah has been appointed as the new Research and Elections officer for the constituency.
He replaces Isaac Boafo, according to a letter of October 18, 2020 signed by the Parliamentary candidate, John Ampontuah Kumah and the constituency chairman Samuel Oduro-Frimpong.
Explaining their position to the Regional chairman of the party, the signatories cited alleged lackadaisical attitude of Boafo which, they said, tend to sabotage activities of the party.
But the constituency executives and polling station executives have objected to the move, saying the power to suspend an appointed executive rests with the appointment committee.
Mr. Fredua Agyemang Amofa, an executive of the Bonwire polling station and spokesperson of the aggrieved executives explained that the party’s constitution requires that 10 elected executives and the MP constitute the constituency appointment committee and that the chairman and the parliamentary candidate cannot take any such decision.
They argued that the newly appointed Research officer happened to be the political aide to the parliamentary candidate Mr. Kumah, who is the Chief executive Officer of the National Entrepreneurial and Innovation Programme (NEIP).
The aggrieved executives frowned on the move saying Mr. Boafo’s accusers are only trying to reward Danquah for the role he played in the election of his master at the constituency primaries.
“This is a case of giving a dog a bad name in order to hang it,” they said and appealed to the appointment committee to reconsider the replacement of the current Research officer to avoid legalities.