Some remaining campaign banners of President Mahama have been burnt by some angry youth of the ruling National Democratic Congress in the Upper West regional capital in protest to the nomination of Abu Kabiebata Kansangbata as Deputy Upper West regional Minister.
The youth have told XYZ News that the appointment of two Dagatis to run the affairs of the region smacks of discrimination against other ethnic groups in the region.
The Regional Minister Bede Ziedeng is a Dagati as well as his prospective deputy who was named on Sunday March 10, 2013.
The irate youth said they do not understand why the President should slight the Sissalas, Walas and Brefors by appointing two Dagatis as Minister and Deputy Minister respectively.
Speaking on behalf of the group, one of the leaders of the Concerned Youth of the NDC in the Upper West Region told XYZ News’ regional Correspondent Abdul-Lah Dan Hassan on condition of anonymity that: “…As a region we don’t have to give everything to one ethnic group”, adding that: “…Abu KK is coming from Issa, Bede Ziedeng is coming from Ermoh…they are all Dagaabas”.
He said: “….what we are saying is that there should be equity…considering the way the people of the Upper West voted for the party, they shouldn’t have given us Abu KK”.
The group has demanded that the President revokes the nomination of Abu Kabiebata Kansangbata as the Deputy Upper West regional Minister-Designate if he wants to retain the support of the youth in the region.
He threatened that“…If changes are not made, as we stand now anybody who has a John Mahama key holder has thrown [it] away”.
“We don’t need them; we want the party to grow, unless he is telling us that he doesn’t want the party to grow”, he said.
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