General News Wed, 31 Jul 2013

Ade Coker objects to Mahama’s DCE, MCE appointments

Greater Accra Chairman of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Joseph Ade Coker says the party totally objects to a number of President Mahama’s appointments of Municipal Chief Executives (MCEs) and District Chief Executives (DCEs) in the capital.

Speaking to Joy News, Ade Coker said his outfit was not consulted before the appointments were made.

"We believe that as a regional party, we have to make some inputs regarding the nomination or re-nomination of MCEs and DCEs in the region," said Ade Coker.

He was of the opinion, having worked with different Municipal and District Chief Executives, the party will know their strengths and weaknesses and offer credible recommendations upon consultation.

Ade Coker said the Greater Accra NDC office has formally written to the president to express its reservations with some of the appointments.


Waves of protest by supporters of the governing NDC have characterised President John Mahama’s nominations for Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives.

Recently, angry NDC Youth in Salaga in the East Gonja District of the Northern Region destroyed properties and billboards bearing the name of President John Dramani Mahama.

The youth were protesting over the decision by the president to nominate Mohammed Amin Lukman as District Chief Executive for the area.

Demonstrations against MMDCE nominees, some of whom are being retained, have also taken place in the Ashanti, Eastern, Brong-Ahafo and Central regions.

Local Government and Rural Development Minister, Akwasi Opong-Fosu, has directed regional ministers to act in the stead of replaced Municipal and District Chief Executives until permanent appointments are made in some cases.

Source: Joy Online