August 4, 2011

The Member of Parliament for Adenta, Kojo Adu- Asare has urged disgruntled National Democratic Congress (NDC) party youth to exercise restraint as the party takes steps to address their concerns.

The youth group known as ‘Volta Regional NDC Youth for Action’ on Wednesday embarked on a peaceful a peaceful demonstration against the Volta Regional Minister and the Ho Municipal Chief Executive.

The group claim that the Volta Regional Minister, Joseph Amenowode and the Ho Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Isaac Kodobisah were not helping in the speedy development of the region and municipality and therefore called on them to resign.

In the process of the demonstration 12 people including one lady were arrested after failing to obey police warning for them to cancel the protest. Upon their release the Executive Committee of Ho Central Constituency branch of the NDC suspended Mr Daniel Idikoko and Alhaji Bello, Chairman and member of the Sava branch in Ho respectively.

However speaking on Oman FM’s “National Agenda” show on Thursday Hon. Kojo Adu –Asare stressed the need for calm and urged the leadership of the party to take immediate measures to settle the issue amicably.

He noted that the NDC party could not afford to gloss over the issue, as that may snowball into a disturbing situation which could negatively affect the party in the Volta Region which is considered as the party’s strong hold.

Hon. Kojo Adu- Asare added that there was the need for the NDC party to present a united front in the upcoming 2012 election which clearly would be keenly contested.

By : Kwadwo Anim/