August 3, 2013

The Member of Parliament for Tema East Constituency of the Greater Accra Region, Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover has called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), to deal with perpetrators who destroyed government properties in protest over the president’s nomination of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Chief Executives (MMDCEs).

According to him, merely because the supporters disagree with president John Mahama on his nominations does not give them the right to cause destruction to properties funded by tax payers.

Latest to be hit with the agitations is the Nkwanta North District Assembly of the Volta Region, where five government cars and some properties were destroyed by irate youth of the ruling NDC.

They staged a protest on Thursday against a possible retention of the current DCE for the area, Paul Levin Gyato.

Mr. Titus-Glover stated on Badwam on Adom TV Friday, failure by the police to arrest and prosecute the perpetrators, could lead to mayhem in those areas. He said president has the sole prerogative to nominate MMDCE’s and this, he performs, in consultation with the party leadership.

The New Patriotic Party MP however said, the development gives backing for calls for MMDCEs to be elected instead of the president appointing them.

Meanwhile, NDC MP for Banda Constituency of the Bono Ahafo Region, Ibrahim Ahmed has stated, such agitations are most likely to send the governing into opposition and therefore cautioned his fellow members to exercise restraints.

He accused the committee that conducted the interviews to select the candidates, for not doing much with regard to consulting the party leadership before shortlisting them.