Failed Organizer position aspirant for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Upper East Region, Peter Ayinbisa Ayamga has refuted claims that he is seriously lobbying to be appointed as Regional Director of Communications of the party.
The party has successfully conducted its regional executive elections to steer the affairs of the party for the next four years.
Its General Secretary, John Boadu on May 31 in a statement said the party in accordance with Clause 2 of Article 9 of the NPP’s constitution “shall have a regional executive committee comprising 17 Executives, 10 of whom are to be elected at a regional annual delegates conference.”
Acting in accordance with subsection 8 of Article 9 of the NPP constitution, the 10 elected executives in all the 15 regions were directed to “Within 14 days of their election, the officers (elected regional officers) shall, in consultation with the National Executive Committee, appoint the regional officers who are required to be appointed under Clause 2 of this Article.”
Abiding by the directive, the 10 elected executives of the NPP in the Upper East Region over the weekend met to appoint the other 7 officers. Unfortunately, the meeting ended inconclusively because of one person at the centre of the discussion – Peter Ayinbisa Ayamga.
A deep throat source has it that Mr. Ayinbisa who served over four years as District Chief Executive for Bongo and parliamentary candidate of the NPP in the 2020 elections was singled out by some top executives for the position of NPP Director of Communications for the Upper East Region.
The decision, according to A1Radioonline sources infuriated some executives who opposed the idea saying that, the appointment of Mr. Ayinbisa will not only empower him enough to defeat elected executives in the next four years, but it will affirm the public perception that the former Bongo DCE is galivanting for positions because of power drunkenness.
But making a public pronouncement on the issue on Dreamz FM and monitored by A1Radioonline.com, the former NPP Chairman for Bongo said he is not interested in the position and has not in any way lobbied for it.
“I have not lobbied anybody. After 28th May, I have never spoken with Tony. I sent him a message congratulating him, ask the Secretary, ask all of them whether a placed a call on any of them, and ask them to consider appointing me. I have not done that. But of course, the appointment authority lies with the REC [Regional Executive Committee]. Article 7 of our constitution gives them that authority and right to decide on the people they can work with. I have not lobbied and I am not going to do that. I have not shown interest in becoming a regional communications director.”
The Regional Chairman of the party, Lawyer Anthony Namoo who appeared on A1 Radio after the elections, said the new executives will consider appointing some defeated executives based on competence and reward “because they spent a lot of resources” campaigning.
He was however worried that some appointees who amassed wealth and experience after serving for years, subsequently contested some of the 2018 elected executives. A move he said caused the defeat of some executives.
Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1Mhz|Joshua Asaah|Bolgatanga|Ghana