In an interview on Asaase Radio monitored by newsandvibes.com, the Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Dan Botwe, refuted false reports regarding the revocation of appointments for 24 district chief executives (DCEs) across the country.
Reports suggested that the DCEs were dismissed in areas where the 2024 presidential candidate Mahamudu Bawumia performed poorly in the party’s primaries the previous year.
“In all the 275 constituencies that the primaries were held, the figures are there, the Electoral Commission and media have the figures, so one will have to rank them from the least to see whether this supports those assertions [reports],” he said.
He emphasized that the figures from the 275 constituencies where the primaries were held are available through the Electoral Commission and media.
The president, on February 2, revoked the appointments without providing specific reasons.
In a statement on February 3, the President, citing Article 243(1) of the Constitution, announced nominations for the office of Chief Executive in various Municipal and District Assemblies.
“According to my letter on February 2, 2024, and following article 243 (1) of the Constitution, I have made the following nominations to the office of Chief Executive of the following Municipal and District Assemblies.”