The ruling New Patriotic Party's (NPP's) Acting Ashanti Regional Organizer, Mr. Daniel Agyenim Boateng, has withdrawn his interest to become a manager for Metro Mass Transit (MMT) Kumasi Depot.

Mr. Agyenim Boateng showed his keen interest in the position but faced stiff opposition from one Mr. Nicolas Oduro who has since then expressed his interest in that same position which resulted in confusion between the supporters of Mr. Agyenim Boateng and Mr. Oduro on Thursday, 27th July, 2017 at the promises of the Depot.
 

Background

Some aggrieved members of the New Patriotic Party in the Ashanti Region earlier today stormed the premises of the Metro Mass Transit Bus terminal in the region to stop one Nicholas Oduro from holding himself as the Regional Depot Manager.

According to them, Mr Oduro cannot claim to be the head when a Daniel Agyenim Boateng, the Deputy Regional Organizer of the party has already been appointed as the Manager.

The youth, who vowed to ensure that Mr Oduro does not occupy any office at the premises of the company claimed a leading member of the NPP, Mr Amoako Tuffour was behind the “illegal” appointment of Nicholas Oduro.

About 20 police officers were deployed to ensure calm and avert any disturbances. According to the Suame Divisional Police Commander, DSP D. O. Lomotey, the police will ensure maximum security to ensure calm.
Kingsley Addo, the Chairperson of the Ashanti Regional NPP Organizers Association told the media that the association did not endorse the unilateral decision by Dr. Tuffuor.
“We the organizers in the Ashanti Region, we do not support any decision by Dr. Amoako Tuffuor so we appeal to Nana Akufo-Addo to help us keep Daniel for us as a Depot Manager. Daniel has been a hard-working organizer. He has done a marvelous job for us and that is why were are supporting him. What Dr. Amoako Tuffuor is rather doing is illegal. One position cannot go to two people,” he said.

He further threatened that the association will do whatever it takes to ensure that Daniel Agyenim Boateng retains the position.

“Daniel had the appointment first, so we don’t know what has changed now".

In a statement issued in Kumasi on October 27, 2017 and signed by Mr. Daniel Agyenim Boateng, expressing his deepest appreciation to the President of Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and other stakeholders for their unflinching support they shown to him during his appointment as Kumasi MMT Depot Manager.

"My appointment, though was deservingly was embroiled with lots of controversies known to the general public. These acts nearly brought the image of the government and NPP Ashanti Region into disrepute".

"I have hereby decided to withdrawn my interest in appointment henceforth".

Below is the full statement:

MY WITHDRAWAL STATEMENT IS AUTHENTIC AND TRUE REFLECTION FROM MY OFFICE - ASHANTI REGIONAL ACTING ORGANIZER

I have been receiving several messages and phone calls from length and breadth asking me whether the withdrawal statement is authentic. I want to state it emphatically that, it is true reflection from my office.

I the Acting Ashanti Regional Organizer of the New Patriotic Party will like again to express my deepest appreciation to the President of the republic, HE. Nana Addo Danquah, The MD of GIHOC, Hon. Maxwell Kofi Jumah, Hon Gifty Ohene Konadu, National Chairman Hon Freddie Blay, National First Vice Chairman Hon F.F Anto, Hon Kwame Osei Prempeh, leadership of MMT, the Regional Chairman, and all his able executives, the Ashanti Regional Minister and his Deputy, NPP Serial Callers and the entire NPP fraternity for their unflinching support for my appointment as Kumasi MMT DEPOT MANAGER.

My appointment, though was deservingly was embroiled with lots of controversies known to the general public. These acts nearly brought the image of the government and NPP Ashanti Region into disrepute.

As Acting Regional Organizer whose main aim is to rally for support for the Party and the government has come to a firm realization that the party must move on and government must also have peaceful atmosphere to discharge its mandate.

I have hereby decided to withdrawn my interest in appointment henceforth.

I once again say thank you all for the support and good advises offered to my outfit. I am so grateful and God bless us all.

Long live NPP, Long live our mother land, Long live Asantiman.

...Signed.. Daniel Agyenim Boateng (Acting Ashanti Regional NPP Organizer)

 

Source|Ghanaweb