Source: savannanews24.com/Ibrahim Nurudeen
Disgruntled members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Savelugu Municipality have finally agreed to work with the President representative of the area, Hajia Ayishetu Seidu.
Some members of the party in the area have been protesting since the nomination of the Hajia Ayishegu Seidu as the Municipal Chief Executive by His Excellency, President Nana Addo.
The NPP staged series of demonstrations against the Hajia Ayishetu accusing her of being an alien, and not aiding the fortunes of the party at the grassroots level in the 2016 general elections.
They threaten the MCE to stay away from the assembly, or face their eight years in opposition wreath.
Several attempts to make them rescind their decision failed but on Tuesday when a high power delegation from the seat of government (the flagstaff house) led by Minister of State in-charge of National Security Hon Bryan Acheampong, the aggrieved NPP members apologized to the President Nana Addo.
The delegation also includes the Northern Regional Minister Hon Salifu Saeed, the two MPs in the area, Hon Samed Gunu (Savelugu) and Hon Alhaji Hardi Fuseini (Nantong).
In a statement, the communication director of the party, Mr. Abubakar Sadiq Sulemana on behalf of the agitated NPP members said the municipality has been in the news for months which he believes is unhealthy to the area development.
According to him, their earlier engagement with Hajia Ayisheitu Seidu shows that she has the quality leadership style to implement the President’s vision for the full benefit of the people of Savelugu-Nanton.
“Our challenge with Hajia nomination was that we were worried that she wasn’t well known to the elders and the executives of the party, this we believed it was only somebody from amongst us who we knew could best implement the President’s vision in Savulugu/Nanton would have been nominated.”
Mr Abubakar mentioned that stakeholders of the area will harmoniously work with the MCE to ensure that the vision of the current administration is realized.
He therefore apologized to the president and his vice for the protests and demonstrations, and assured that they will not do anything to derail the efforts of government attempts to make Ghana a safe haven for investors.
Hon Bryan Acheampong thanked the party members for their resolute understanding and urged them to support the embattle MCE for the benefit of the municipality.