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President should be wary of egoistic appointees

BY: Sebastian Syme

The communication group of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Upper West Region have appealed to President John Mahama to be wary of lobbyists around him.

Though they failed to mention names, they said the President must put his feet on the ground and nominate people he think will best serve the interest of the people and not people who will only come to satisfy their egos to the neglect of the people.

The convener of the group, Mr Abdul Rahman Osman Babs, made the appeal at a press conference organised by the group in Wa.

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‘‘We have done the battle. The benefit or otherwise of this battle depends on leadership. May Allah prevent any leader who will come and polarise the region. We need a leader who will come and bring us together as one people. With good leadership, we are optimistic the 2016 elections will be more victorious for the NDC,’’ he said.

He thanked the President for nominating the acting Upper West Regional Minister and Member of Parliament for the Sissala West Constituency as the Minister designate for Roads and Highways.

Mr Babs expressed the firm conviction of the group that he would work assiduously to help rehabilitate deplorable roads in the region and the country.

He also pleaded with the President to consider some of the sons and daughters of the Upper West Region in his government.

He observed that the victory of President Mahama was anchored on his truthfulness, humility, steadfastness, tolerance among others, adding that the President’s “feat is a clear manifestation that it is only God who determines a leader”.

Mr Babs, however, took a swipe at the New Patriotic Party (NPP), saying their ill motive in the aftermath of the 2012 general elections was a source of worry not only to the nation but to the international community as well.

He appealed to the NPP to do the country a favour by conceding defeat and move out of the Supreme Court.

‘‘Their actions and inactions with regard to the 2012 general elections is not only inimical to the peace and stability that the nation is currently enjoying, but will also destroy the good image of Ghana,’’ he added.