Politics Thu, 27 Apr 2017
Members of the North Tongu youth wing of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have accepted the nomination of Richard Collins Arku as the District Chief Executive (DCE).The group in a statement signed by the North Tongu NPP Constituency Youth Organizer, Mr. Francis Lorlornyo Kwadzo-Ti, said they were pleased with the choice of President Nana Akufo-Addo and are ready to work with the nominee as their DCE.
Names of 212 nominees appointed to occupy the position of Municipal District Chief Executive in the various districts across the country were announced yesterday, April 26 by the Local Government and Rural Development Minister, Hajia Alima Mahama.
Names of some nominees are being challenged by some members of the NPP in some districts. In the Builsa North Constituency, angry youth have vandalized the party office over the appointment of Mr. David Afoko. The situation is not different in the Central Region, where youth groups in the Twifo Atti Morkwa district staged protests against the President’s nominee, Robert Agyemang Nyantakyi calling for reverse in his appointment.
But the North Tongu NPP youth said their nominee is the best bid. They have, therefore, congratulated the nominee and expressed their gratitude to the President for giving Mr. Richard Collins Arku the mandate to steer affairs in the district.
“Our gratitude goes to His Excellency the President of the Republic for his trust and confidence reposed in Hon. Richard Collins Arku as the nominee to represent him in the North Tongu District,” the statement read.
The group has also called on the people of North Tongu to put behind their political differences and rally their support behind the nominee for the development of the constituency.
Read full statement below
NORTH TONGU CONSTITUENCY YOUTH WING OF THE NEW PATRIOTIC PARTY CONGRATULATES HON. RICHARD COLLINS ARKU ON HIS NOMINATION AS THE DISTRICT CHIEF EXECUTIVE (DCE) OF THE NORTH TONGU DISTRICT ASSEMBLY
On behalf of my able and hardworking constituency deputy youth organizer and on behalf of the entire youth wing of the North Tongu Constituency, we wish to congratulate Hon. Richard Collins Arku on his nomination by the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo Addo, as the District Chief Executive of the North Tongu District Assembly.
We also want to use this platform to first and foremost thank the Almighty God for His love, mercy, guidance and protection for how far He has brought us. Our gratitude goes to His Excellency the President of the Republic for his trust and confidence reposed in Hon. Richard Collins Arku as the nominee to represent him in the North Tongu District. My second gratitude also goes to council of elders, patrons, constituency chairman and his executives, party faithfuls, sympathizers and the good people of the North Tongu District for their patience, prayers, love and support for the party and Mother Ghana.
We wish to entreat all party members, supporters and the good people of the North Tongu to bury any differences among them and rally behind the President’s nominee for the greater interest of North Tongu District.
We wish to make a passionate appeal to Honourable Assembly members of the North Tongu District Assembly to consider the President`s nominee and confirm his candidature in the best interest of the North Tongu District.
We equally wish to use this opportunity to formally appeal to Hon. Richard Collins Arku, to consider his nomination as a call to serve and give back to society as well as working for God and mankind.
Once again congratulations.
Francis Lorlornyo Kwadzo-Ti.
(Constituency Youth Organizer)