By: Benjamin Owusu | Voltaonlinegh |
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Krachi West in the Oti Region, Douglas Osei-Nti has been pulled out from his office by some aggrieved youth of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in his district.
The incident which happened on Tuesday led Mr. Osei-Nti to be escorted to the district Police station to safeguard his safety.
The protestors who engaged in the act, petitioned President Akufo-Addo to immediately sack the DCE citing communication lapses, corruption, misconducts among others as reasons for their demand.
Leader of the protestors, Nseiko Amos in an interview with this reporter said the NPP members in the district had high hopes based on the DCE’s experience as a party secretary among other positions he ever held in the constituency.
Former Constituency Organiser, Sarfo Sunkwa accused the DCE of misconducts saying, he (the DCE) refused to grant permission for second batch registration of beneficiaries unto the Livelihood Empowerment against Poverty (LEAP) programme, thus, forcing some assembly members to convey their electorates to other districts to be registered.
The irate youth also blamed the DCE’s office of embezzling funds meant for the registration of citizens unto the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) alleging that government allocated over 4,000 free registrations which were kept under the carpets while the poor and the old had to queue up with their own monies to pay for the registration.
To others, the DCE had turned his back on the same people who helped him climb to his seat and feared that could sabotage gains the party made.
Speaking to the DCE’s Secretary, Suzy Nkumene, she told Voltaonlinegh News that they were in the office Tuesday morning when a group NPP supporters dashed into her boss’s office and dragged him out and then braced the office with woods and padlock.
Constituency Chairman, Anefou Douglas however, disassociated himself from the act and promised to help in any possible way to restore sanity in the district.