The leadership of Ave Progressive Youths (APY) have expressed their disappointment over certain acts of hooliganism that brought its ugly head during the confirmation of President Akufo-Addo’s District Chief Executive nominee for the Akatsi North District.
On the October 6, 2021, the Akatsi North District Assembly was constituted by the presiding member for the confirmation of the President’s nominee as stipulated by the 1992 Constitution, Local government Act and the Models Standing Orders of the Assembly. The President’s nominee was however rejected for reasons best known to the Assemblymen.
According to the group, when the confirmation process came to an end, and the Regional Minister and his entourage were leaving to join their cars in order to move to Ketu North for a similar exercise, a group of youths hooted at the Minister and his entourage.
According to the Ave Progressive Youths, the incident was so embarrassing to the extent that they were left with no other choice than to look into the development to find out the brains behind it and their motivation for pulling such a stunt.
According to them, their investigation has revealed that this act of hooliganism was perpetrated by members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Akatsi North District.
“It is also alleged that some members of the Constituency Executives of the party and some members of the Council of Elders were also part of this misbehavior” a press statement from the group signed by the President, Mr. Dokli Mensah Yao and copied to InsiderGH.com stated.
“Interestingly, we are also learning that the immediate past parliamentary candidate of the NPP, Mr. Simon Peter Ofosu is the one sponsoring this attitude of hooliganism among the youths to openly disrespect and hoot at the Regional Minister and his entourage which we don’t want to believe to be true. This is because, this is the same person who is also trying hard to be considered for the position of District Chief Executive which you have to work under the supervision of the Regional Minister,” they noted.
“But if it is true that Ofosu is the person behind the misbehavior towards the Regional Minister, then he should bow down his head in shame including the people who engaged in that act. Is this the kind of leadership he wants to offer the youths of this district?” they quizzed.
According to the vibrant group, though they were so happy on the 19th of September 2021, when the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo released the list of all MMDCE nominees across the country to man the various MMDAs pending the prior approval of the members of the Assemblies through the Local Government Minister, they are so unhappy with the developments that characterized the confirmation process in the Akatsi North District Assembly.
They stressed that they will not condone any sort of hooliganism from any political actor that will turn to disrupt the peace they are enjoying in the Akatsi North district.
According to them, there is the need for everyone to learn to respect our leaders and give them the needed support to bring the development they always seek for in the district.
They went further to urge the youths across the country especially those in the Akatsi North District to “be careful of political actors who will use them to get what they want and when they get what they wanted, the rest becomes history.”
Below is their Press Statement;