NPP Communications Director, Yaw Buaben Asamoa, has called for maximum support for the MMDCEs released by the Minister of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development, Dan Botwe.
The Minister has finally released the list of nominees for the Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) after calls on the President to stop delaying the list.
Out of the 260 appointees, 222 are males and 38 are females.
Dan Botwe, speaking after the announcement of the MMDCEs list, said: “The whole idea is service to the nation. So far, as I am concerned and all well-meaning Ghanaians know, you are aspiring to serve our motherland. If the opportunity has not been given to you to serve, there cannot be any reason for disturbances."
“If truly you wanted to serve, then there is absolutely no basis for you to involve in disorderly conduct,” he added.
But the announcement of the names has sparked outrage among residents in some communities where the MMDCEs are to serve.
Some agitated people have kicked against some MMDCEs, complaining about their disloyalty and disservice to the President's vision.
Addressing the matter during a panel discussion on Peace FM's morning show ''Kokrokoo'', Yaw Buaben Asamoa called for calm among the aggrieved people.
He pleaded with them not to think that, "the President didn't bring the person you like so you will destroy everything; you will be deceiving yourself . . . you will be dragging yourself into a ditch".
He believed the President is confident in the appointees, so advised them to be ''patient and negotiate. We must accept that the President has done his job . . . We must accept to open our arms to work with everyone''.