Mills To Sack Defeated DCEs

THE FIVE DCEs in the Ashanti region who contested and lost in the just ended National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary primaries will soon be ousted from office; DAILY GUIDE has been reliably informed. The affected DCEs are Thomas Oti Prempeh, Amansie West, Alhaji Lattif Abdul Madjid, Adanse North and Solomon Adjei Mensah, Sekyere East constituencies. The rest of the defeated DCEs include Iddriss Adams, Kwabre East and Ibrahim Amankwah, Ahafo Ano North constituencies. The ruling party has decided to sack these aforementioned DCEs from office due to their abysmal performance in the NDC polls. By their defeat in the just ended party polls, the NDC hierarchy has realized that these DCEs are not popular in their various districts therefore their presence in office could have adverse effect on the fortunes of the party in the 2012 polls. A source, who disclosed this information to DAILY GUIDE, said the party’s leadership and government have already reached a consensus to replace these DCEs. Demanding anonymity, the source hinted that it was likely that those that won the NDC polls in the five constituencies might be appointed as the new DCEs to replace the outgoing ones. He said the defeat of the five DCEs was an ample evidence that even their own NDC party members had lost confidence in them and might not work with them during the campaign period for the 2012 polls which is very crucial. The source also noted that since the winners in the polls contested against the five defeated DCEs, there was the possibility that the DCEs might use their office and power to sabotage the NDC candidates in the elections. He disclosed that the information about government’s intention of sacking the defeated DCEs was spreading among NDC members in the Ashanti region. According to him, the news of the impending sack has caused tension and panic among the five defeated DCEs, who are now aware that only a miracle that could help them stay in office. The source said the government has the intention of sacking any government official, notably DCEs that would the contest the party’s parliamentary polls and lose. He said the NDC needed a first round victory to retain power; therefore the party was not prepared to work with people who had lost favour among their own people.