Supporters of the ruling NPP in Bongo constituency of the Upper East region have staged a peaceful demonstration against the current acting DCE, Hon. Peter Ayinbisa Ayamga on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 over series of allegations labeled against him.
The supporters turned out in their numbers wearing their party T-shirts with placards that contain some of the allegations labeled against the DCE, to walk through the township of Bongo in registration of their disappointment in the leadership of the DCE.
The walk which lasted for about one hour, thirty minutes was supposed to end at the party’s constituency office earlier than that but another group purported to be sympathizers of the DCE also gathered at the Party’s office to confront the demonstrators, and for this reason a different route has to be taken by the demonstrators to avoid the possible clash.
The NPP Chairman for Nayorigo primary polling station, Mr. Emmanuel Akay, read the concerns of the demonstrators from a two paged document detailing the alleged atrocities committed by the DCE for which reason they are demonstrating.
“During the December, 2020 elections, money meant to pay polling stations agents received by the DCE was 600 Ghana cedis for 6 polling agents in each polling station.
Only a meager sum of 200 Ghana cedis was paid to the agents. In some polling stations the agents received only 20 Ghana cedis each. The party trained 10 polling agents and decided to use 6 and 4 for monitoring”.
He went on to say that the DCE has engaged in a divide and rule method of leadership, in his words, the DCE has divided the ranks of the constituency executives and takes decisions with only the Chairman and Secretary.
He added that the DCE has divided the constituency executives into three different groups using a tactical formation of 14 against 2 and 1, which means that 14 out of the 17 executives are not in good terms with him while two are in good terms with 1 being independent. These and many other heart breaking allegations were contained in the document been read to the media.
He also advised the President to know that Bongo is for them and not the DCE so if he wants to retain him as the DCE, he should create a different constituency for him to lead. He went on further to question that if the DCE cannot unite 17 constituency executives how can he preside over a constituency with a voter population of about 60,000 people?
If none of the 15 aspirants is qualified, to be the next DCE for Bongo, go to Burkina Faso and get someone to lead us but we will not work with Hon Peter Ayinbisa Ayamga, Mr. Akay added.