President Nana Akufo-Addo through the Local Government Ministry is expected to announce the names of Chief Executive nominees for the various Municipal and District Assemblies that are still without Political Heads, on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.
It is not clear if the President will release the names of the nominees for all the Municipal and District Assemblies across the country at once or will break and continue another time.
This announcement will come after successful separate meetings between the Regional Ministers and Regional Party Chairmen in Accra.
Even before the announcement on Wednesday, A1 Radio 101.1MHz has gathered that, the Upper East Regional Minister, Rockson Ayine Bukari, is scheduled to meet all aspirants at the Regional Coordinating Council on Tuesday April 25; probably to get them to pledge their commitment to the course of the New Patriotic Party and promise to accept whoever will be announced by President Akufo-Addo as Chief Executive nominee for their respective Municipal and District Assemblies.
The Minister’s meeting is very important, since the outcome will determine whether the Party’s members in the Upper East Region, will continue to be united or be divided after the announcement.
In March 2017, President Akufo-Addo nominated some four persons, who were subsequently confirmed by their respective Assemblies as Political Heads of the Accra, Kumasi, Tamale and Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assemblies.
The delay in releasing the names of nominees has resulted in some “dirty” lobbying, alongside heated internal wranglings in some Municipalities and districts. Some NPP Youth groups have called for the nomination of some persons they support, while others have threatened to leave the Party if their candidates are not selected.
If the names of nominees are released, the Assembly members of the various Municipal and District Assemblies will have the responsibility to confirm them quickly for the sake of the development of their areas.