Tension in Suhum over appointment of NDC man as aide to MCE

There is uneasy clam between the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) executives in the Suhum constituency and the Municipal Chief Executive for the area, Margret Darko Dankwah.

The worrying development follows the appointment of one Samuel Baah, alias ‘’Gosh,’ a former branch Polling Station Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) at Koforidua-Okroase Electoral Area, to serve as Media Special Aide to the MCE.

Samuel Baah is a teacher by profession, who teaches literature at Suhum Presbyterian Senior High School, and is accused of being paid from the assembly’s Internally Generated Fund (IGF).

That, Today understands, is what the NPP members in the area are miffed over, compelling them to kick against Mr Baah’s appointment to serve as the MCE;s Media Aide.

The contention of the NPP aggrieved members is why the assembly would employ somebody as media aide when it has a Public Relations Officer (PRO) who is paid from its coffers.

According to the party executives, aside from doing the bidding of the MCE, Samuel Baah has adopted an ‘unthinkable strategy’ of writing articles to attack and dent the image of the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Mr Fredrick Opare Ansah, without any provocations.

According to sources close to the NPP leadership in the constituency, Samuel Baah was appointed by a top NPP man to assist the MCE.

He also served as head of operations of a group of selected serial callers in the constituency named: “Media Watch Dogs,” whose agenda was to attack any individual who spoke against the questionable leadership style of the Suhum MCE on radio networks and social media.

The Constituency Nasara Club Coordinator, Alhaji Mohammed, who addressed a press conference later, noted that ever since that “Gosh”’ guy was appointed, he has been a sycophant by causing confusion between them and the MCE.

According to him, “the MCE was at loggerheads with almost all active NPP stalwarts in the constituency, including the party executives and also brought confusion and division in the party, as well as in the Zongo communities.”

He further accused the MCE of disrespecting NPP constituency.

However, efforts by this reporter to get both the MCE and her special aide to respond to the allegations levelled against them were unsuccessful.

 

Story: Freeman KORYEKPOR AWLESU

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