By Isaac Arkoh, GNA
Nsuta (C/R), April 30, GNA - The youth of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have been urged to stop protesting against the President's choice for Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs).
Mr Jonathan Osei-Owusu, Assin South Constituency Youth Organiser of the party who gave the advice called for calm and urged party supporters to eschew all forms of violent acts that could derail the nation's political gains and injure the reputation the President.
Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at Assin Nsuta, he described the President as an epitome of law, unity and discipline who would not countenance indiscipline but work with all to transform Ghana’s economy.
His call, was necessitated by the recent reports of violence outbursts in parts of the country against some of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's choice of MMDCEs across the country.
Mr Owusu, therefore, advised party supporters and sympathizers whose preferred candidates were not considered to respect the President's choice.
Though he acknowledged the contributions of the youth prior to the 2016 elections, Mr Owusu urged them to exert their energies and invest their resources into helping the appointees to achieve the manifesto promises of the party.
"I wish to urge all true members of the NPP family to stand upright and safeguard the image and integrity the party, so that other people do not pose to be members to cause trouble.
“Some detractors of the party are strategically placed to cause trouble aimed at discrediting the NPP and making the country ungovernable, but their actions will never change the focus of the President in bringing development to the people,” He added.
Mr Owusu further called for calm in the Central Region, saying "the candidates who were not appointed could be considered for the various vacant positions that need to be filled."
He expressed confidence in Mr. Derrick Ambrose, the nominated DCE for the area and said if duly confirmed, he would work in harmony with the Member of Parliament (MP) Mr John Ntim Fordjour to improve the living conditions of the people.
He indicated that the two, until their new positions had been working hard to lobby for factories to be located in the area to create direct and indirect jobs for the teeming unemployed youth.
The Youth Organiser challenged Ghanaians, particularly the youth to take charge of and change their own destiny to help dictate the pace of the economy, trade, entrepreneurship and job creation.