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Zebila Power Struggle

2005-03-15 14:25:30
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The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Zebila constituency in the Upper East Region, Hon. John Ndebugre, has stated that he was in no way involved in issues relating to the current power struggle among interest groups, for the position of District Chief Executive (DCE) for Zeblila.
The MP said this, in response to a resent rumor in and around the Zebila Township, to the effect that he was using his position as an MP to lobby for a known member of his Peoples’ National Convention Party (PNC) in the area, to be nominated by the president for the position of DCE.

Speaking to The Chronicle on the matter, the legislator said, “I wonder why people have decided to peddle lies about me. How can I lobby for a PNC man to become the DCE for the district? In fact, I have not even discussed the issue of who should become the DCE for my district with anyone so the rumormongers should leave me alone,” he said.

The Zebila MP pointed out that his major preoccupation at the moment was how he could seize all opportunities, to see to the development of the constituency.

He added that his constituency was among the least developed ones in the country and, “as an MP, I am mainly concerned with how to develop the area and not who becomes the DCE; after all, the issue of who becomes the DCE is the prerogative of the president and not me.”

Hon. Ndebugre advised the people of the area not to resort to political propaganda to dent each other’s image. He said it was important for the people to appreciate the fact that when elections were over, it was the duty of every citizen of the area to work towards the development of the area, adding that, that could only be ensured when the people remained united.

Over the last couple of weeks, there had been serious propaganda works in the Zebila district as groups and individuals seek to advance their chances for a possible consideration for nomination by the president for the position of DCE.

As the lobbying of the various interest groups gathered momentum, rumors were rife that the MP was behind a particular individual and that the said aspiring DCE was a member of the PNC.

But the legislator says he was, in the first place, not behind any of the aspirants and secondly, did not know any of the aspirants to be a PNC member.


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