The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Northern regional chairman Daniel Bugri Naabu has reportedly called for immediate ceasefire following the replacement of a District Chief Executive for the West Mamprusi district.
Mr. Saaka Sayitu who is being replaced, failed double times to receive assembly members endorsement.
The party executives in the Walewale constituency have also rejected the second nominee Mohammed Abu, a retired civil servant.
Party youth in the district capital, Walewale, angrily reacted to the announcement by destroying party installations including two vehicles and made arson attempt on the residence of the constituency chairman.
Ultimate News’ Eliasu Tanko reported that the angry youth were then dispersed by the police Saturday morning when they massed up again to protest against the appointment
But the chairman in a brief news conference advised aggrieved party supporters to use the appropriate party structures to settle their grievances with party leadership and the appointing authority.
Mr. Naabu’s call has been viewed by many as a desperate attempt to feign a situation of wielding great influence when in fact his dwindled charisma has reached a spot where he cannot visit some constituencies alone to carry out party duties.
The impact of his caution has heavily been downplayed as many believe the controversial regional chairman has lost touch with the youth following some of his deeds and acts that overstretched the limit and attributes of a good leader.
‘I want to tell the party executives, the party members, the youth of the New Patriotic Party in the West Mumprusi district, Walewale, to calm down. Their concerns will be addressed properly and therefore they should not do that to embarrass the party, the government, and the president.
“I know well that their grievances are their rights. I also share the same sentiment with them, but the way they are going about it is not right. They should leave it with me, their chairman. I will communicate the truth of the whole issue to the president. I’m appealing to them,’ he advised.