President Nominee for Savelugu MEC confirmed despite protest

By: Ibrahim Nurudeen

Despite an outright rejection by her people, the President nominee for the Municipal Chief Executive position for the Savelugu-Nantong Municipality, Hajia Ayisha Seidu has finally been confirmed by members of the assembly.

The nomination of Hajia Ayisha by President Nana Addo has met with some outright rejection that led to violence demonstrations and petitions by some disgruntled members of the NPP in the Savelugu-Nantong Municipality, who among other things claimed the President nominee for the MCE position is an alien and did not support in anything towards the fortunes of the party in the last general election.

Hajia Ayisha Seidu pulled 50 votes out of the total votes 64 cast representing 78.13% to be confirmed.


Both the assembly members and government appointees were sixty four (64) in total, fifty four 54 voting yes and fourteen members of the assembly rejecting the nominee.

Hajia Ayishetu Seidu after her confirmation urged residents of the area especially disgruntled memebers of the NPP to support her to succeed, saying that, development in the municipality is her ultimate goal.

Meanwhile the Municipality youth wing of the NPP in a press release signed by the convener of the youth, Mr Abdul Karim Zakaria copied to Savanna24news reaffirmed their displeasure over the Municipal Chief Cxecutive appointment maintaining that it has the tendency of weakening the foundation of the party.

“We still stand by our earlier position that Hajia Aisha Seidu is NOT acceptable as the MCE for Savelugu /Nanton Municipal Assembly. Our reason remains, because she is not a registered voter in the Savelugu constituencies, and has never participated actively in any NPP activity.”

According to them she has never contributed either in cash or in kind towards the mobilization of the youth in the Municipality to the best of their knowledge

They appealed to President Nana Addo to take a critical look at the issues raised to avoid the total destruction of the rank and file of the party in the Municipality, and revoke her appointment.

A joint security personal was visible stationed at the confirmation grounds to avert any unforeseen ordeal.

The confirmation process was led the Northern Regional Minister, Hon Salifu Sa-eed, the Mayor of Tamale Hon Iddrisu Musah and some executives of the party in the region.


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