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Asante Akyem North: NPP MP calls for calm within Party ahead of MMDCE appointments

Member of Parliament for Asante Akyem North, Lawyer Andy Appiah Kubi has called for understanding to prevail within the New Patriotic Party regardless of who gets the nod to serve as District Chief Executive or Municipal Chief Executive.

Speaking to Akwasi Boduah the host of the Anopa Bosuo on Salt 95.9 FM, the lawyer admitted that the number of applicants for the MMDA positions are overwhelming and that is a sign of proper governance.

According to him, although a lot of people have applied for the positions, very few are qualified to hold the offices.

“Many of the applicants do not qualify because they do not know their district or municipality, some have been living abroad all their life and now they want an appointment, they won’t get it” he opined.

Touching on several other issues, he expressed support for a law or act that would allow MMDCE elections because that would give the people the right to choose a person they know and believe can help their district or municipality.

He however called for calm and understanding within the party before during and after the appointments adding that whatever happens, the NPP should remain united and peaceful.

Following the expiration of the tenure of the Chief Executives of the 216 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) and impending appointments by the President to replace them, hundreds of interested persons have applied to take up the positions. Over 1300 applicants have been recorded for 216 MMDCE’S Position.

Lawyer Andy Stood on the ticket of the New Patriotic party and won the 2016 Parliamentary Election to represent the people of Asante-Akim North Constituency one of the flash zones during the elections in the Seventh Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana. He was then appointed as the Deputy Minister for Railways Development by the President, Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffu-Addo.

He was re-elected in the 2020 general election to represent his constituents in the 8th Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana. He polled 25,009 representing 63.91% of the valid vote cast.

Source: Bliss Benjamin Elorm | Salt 95.9 FM | Asante Akyem North

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