Ejisu-Juaben "Unite behind the president’s nominee" -failed MCE contender appeals

The appeal comes after his supporters protested against Beatrice Serwaa Derchie, who was appointed by the president for confirmation by the assembly last Wednesday.

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One of the failed contenders for the Ejusu-Juaben Municipal Chief Executive position in the Ashanti Region has appealed to his supporters to unite behind President Nana Akufo-Addo's nominee for the job.

The appeal comes after his supporters protested against Beatrice Serwaa Derchie, who was appointed by the president for confirmation by the assembly last Wednesday.

At a news conference, Mr Twumasi Kwaku asked his supporters to refrain from conduct that could create disaffection for the party in the municipality. “I am by this statement congratulating Madam Beatrice Serwaah Derchie on her nomination as the MCE for Ejisu-Juaben and also entreating the youth of our party in the municipality to remain calm, respect the decision of the President and refrain from engaging in any conduct that could create disaffection for our party in the municipality,” he said.

“Let us put to rest any grudge and unite behind the President’s nominee to discharge the responsibilities of her office in fulfilment of the promise we made to Ghanaians.

"My loyalty and commitment to the Nana Addo led administration remains unflinching and I please with all to ensure same. “Yes, we have capable men and women in the municipality who can equally man the affairs of the assembly, but what we should not forget is that preparations are underway to create room for our involvement in the selection of the MMDCEs latest by the fourth quarter in 2018."

Following the announcement of the municipal, metropolitan and district chief executives, there have been pockets of protest against the president's nominees.

However, party officials across the country are working to get party activists to respect the president's nominees.

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