Some District Chief Executives in the Ashanti Region should be expecting their letters of dismissal very soon.
This according to a source is due to non performance on their part, and disrespect shown to party loyals who fought to retain the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and President John Mahama in power during the 2012 elections.
These supporters, including local level executives and some serial callers on radio stations in the region have alleged during radio discussions they are being ill treated by the DCEs. They claim it has been difficult getting access to the DCEs to strategize on how to increase the party’s supporter base in the region.
The source told this reporter the national executives of the governing NDC and other top hierarchy who the party loyals in the region have complained to appear to agree with their concerns.
The executives are not happy with how some Chief Executives in the region are running affairs in the various districts,which they believe is making the President and party executive’s job very difficult.
The source further indicated that the party’s national executives, led by National Organiser Kofi Adams will be storming the region soon to meet and address the concerns of the grassroot supporters about the conduct of the Chief Executives which is making party lose some of its followers.
The NDC wants to increase their vote in the region as 2016elections draw closer. The governing NDC put up a sterling performance in the Ashanti Region in the 2012 general elections, compared to that of 2008. Prior to the elections, the ruling party, by its own calculation, had targeted about 500,000 votes in order to secure a win in the presidential elections, but got more than 600,000.
In the 2008 elections, the NDC obtained 479,633 votes, representing 25.61% of total votes cast in the region, but appreciated significantly in the 2012 elections, securing about 28.67% of the total votes cast in the region. However, their opponents, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), which targeted 80 to 85 percent, failed to attain it, recording just a little above 70%.
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