Even before President John Dramani Mahama appoints somebody as the Northern Regional Minister, various interest groups have intensified their lobbying skills for their preferred candidates.
One of such groups is the National Democratic Congress (NDC) youth group calling itself the John and John Movement in Tamale.
The group is openly campaigning for the caretaker Gushegu District Chief Executive, Alhaji Alhassan Fuseini, to be appointed Deputy Northern Regional Minister.
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Addressing the media in Tamale, its President, Alhaji Abdul-Rashid, said the caretaker DCE’s unprecedented track record in the last four years had justified his capability to partner whoever would be appointed the Northern Regional Minister to move the area forward.
According to him, the group came to that conclusion after conducting a random survey to review the performance of all the metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives in the region.
He indicated that the John and John Movement was convinced that Alhaji Fuseini was more than qualified to occupy the office deputy Northern Regional minister.
He justified the group’s stance by making reference to Alhaji Fuseini’s sterling performance in maintaining law and order in Gushegu, which was noted to be one of the volatile areas in the region.
Alhaji Abdul-Rashid, therefore, admonished President Mahama to reflect on the proposal and give Alhaji Fuseini the nod.
“The Northern Region needs an affable and results-oriented person who can deliver and bring to reality the benefits of the Better Ghana agenda promised by the NDC government,” he maintained.