DCEs Fight for Representation on NPP National Council
NEW PATRIOTIC Party (NPP) District Chief Executives (DCEs) in the Ashanti region are piling pressure on the party leadership to give them greater recognition in the party.
Complaining bitterly about the current situation whereby DCEs don’t have any representative at the party’s National Council meetings, they have resolved to fight on until the right thing is done in the party because, according to them, they play a key role in sustaining the grassroots of the party.
Joseph Owusu, the Sekyere Afram Plains DCE, said key party decisions are taken at the party’s National Council Meetings without the DCEs’ input, and argued that it was about time that they were given a voice on the National Council.
Hon. Owusu, aka ‘Odenkyem’, who is also the Dean of DCEs in the Ashanti region, said:
“We are planning to make our concerns of not having a representation at the NPP National Council meeting known to the party leadership. Almost all the key units of our great party have representation at the National Council, where key party decisions are taken”, he said on Nhyira FM.
The Sekyere Afram Plains DCE further contended that the party’s recent decision, to ban DCEs from contesting sitting MPs for parliamentary positions, is not binding.
“It is a proposal that the party has made, and we shall vote on it when the NPP holds our Extraordinary National Conference in Kumasi”.
He also assured that the president’s promise of introducing a policy to get DCEs elected by the people would surely come to pass.
Source: Afua Sarpong Amankwa/ thePublisher