Some supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Apedwa have protested against the nomination of Akosua Asabea Annah as the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Abuakwa South in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
According to some videos circulating on social media, supporters were seen on streets with red bands and placards with inscriptions such as ‘President Nana Addo you have disappointed Apedwa’, ‘We need Hon. Kwadwo Sarfo, Okyehene cannot decide for us’, etc.
They however moved on to lock the party office and set ablaze the party’s flag.
In an interview with some of the protesters, they accused some chiefs and party officials for interfering in the nomination process to oust their favorite and immediate past MCE Kwadwo Sarfo. They said, they will never forget what Okyehene has done and that they will never recognize him as their leader again.
“We will never forget what the Okyenhene did. He meddled with the nomination of MCE for Abuakwa South. President Akufo-Addo has not been fair to us. We will not recognize the Okyenhene as our leader,” a protestor said.
“We have been loyal to the NPP for a long time. The MCE has done no wrong. We were sure the MCE would be retained, but we were disappointed when Asabea was nominated. We know the Chief influenced this decision. We are unhappy with this choice,” another complained.
Supporters of the NPP in some parts of the country have recently embarked on several protests after the President’s nomination of various MMDCEs across the country. Some argued that the nominated individuals are even unfit for the role.
Meanwhile, some protesters of the Tema Central constituency also recently locked up the party’s office, vandalized properties in the district demanding that their preferred candidate, Charles Boateng, should have been nominated as MCE.
Twelve persons have however been arrested in connection with the disturbances following the pronouncement of the MMDCEs.