By: KALD |Voltaonlinegh.com|
The Keta constituency organizer of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Elikem Sewordor has mounted a strong defense for the new Municipal Chief Executive nominee for Keta, Mr. Godwin Edudzi Effah, following agitations from some party members against his nomination.
He described as untrue claims by the aggrieved party members that, the nominee was an ‘alien’ in the Keta municipality, hence does not deserve the MCE position.
Mr. Effah, an accountant with the Ghana Education Service was nominated by president Akufo-Addo on March 13 as a replace for the current MCE, Mr. Seth Yormewu, who has been moved to the newly inaugurated Anloga District Assembly (which was carved out of Keta Municipality) as its first DCE.
But even before members of the assembly decide the fate of the nominee, the aggrieved party members, made up of some polling station executives, elders and supporters are questioning the eligibility of Mr. Effah, who they claimed is an indigene of Anlo Constituency, where he was Financial Secretary of the party until the last Annual Delegates’ Conference in February, 2018.
The group which embarked on a demonstration last Friday to press home their demand, have since petitioned President Akufo-Addo through the Volta Regional minister to immediately replace the nominee with an indigene of Keta, else, they would lock him out of office if maintained.
However responding to the claims in a text interview with voltaonlinegh.com, Mr. Sewordor, the constituency organizer, said the group’s conduct was absurd, since the man in question is a card bearing member of the NPP in the Keta constituency, where who lives and votes at every election.
“Someone who was born and bred in Keta and live all his life there cannot metamorphose to be coming from Anloga. He is a member of the Keta constituency and votes here,” he stated, adding that, “the nominee is known party person who has been a financier of the women and youth wings of the party in the constituency.”
Mr. Sewordor indicated that, the aggrieved party members were rather acting out of disappointment as the nomination did not go in favour of their preferred candidate.
He however warned leadership of the party would not hesitate to sanction recalcitrant members who continue to bring the name of the party and the president into disrepute.