Mr Joseph Kumah-Mackay, the defeated New Patriotic Party Parliamentary candidate for Sene West constituency of Brong-Ahafo region has appealed to supporters to accept the choice of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as Municipal and District Chief Executives.
He underlined the need for the various district assemblies to facilitate the confirmation of the President’s nominees so that they could assume duty as soon as possible.
He also appealed to government to recognise and appreciate the contributions of candidates, who contested the various Parliamentary seats in election 2016 and lost.
Mr Kumah-Mackay, who is the International Development Manager of Media Savvy Solutions, a United Kingdom based media consultancy firm made the appeal in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Sunyani
He congratulated Mr John Nyarba, the nominated Sene West District Chief Executive for the position and was optimistic that the chiefs and people of the area would support him for the rapid development of the district.
He indicated that most of them self-financed their campaigns and contributed financially and logistically to the victory of the party adding, the government would be ungrateful to them if it overlooked such support and denied them appointments.
He explained that he and other NPP members home and abroad received the announcement of the President’s nominee with utmost shock and disbelief.
“I already knew my constituency is among the strongholds of the NDC in Brong-Ahafo but I was not discouraged at all because if I even lost the Parliamentary seat and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo won power I will be glad”, Mr Kumah-Mackay indicated.
He observed that it would be a great discouragement to the youth of the NPP, if the government failed to recognise the role of defeated
” I will never pray that our great party should go to opposition, but some of us must be bold and send the correct signals to the leadership of the party and the government so that the grievances of disgruntled members of the party would be known and addressed”, Mr Kumah-Mackay stated.
He warned that if the NPP would remained stronger, then the government must respect the choice of the people, party supporters especially those at the grassroot adding that the party’s failure to do so would not augur well in the long term.
Mr Kumah-Mackay expressed appreciation to the NPP Sene west executive, the chiefs and people of the two traditional areas- Dwan and Wiase traditional areas as well as supporters of the party for their support during election 2016 and assured that with such support the party would capture the constituency parliamentary seat in election 2020.
“I am still not perturbed because it’s my desire to capture the constituency seat for the NPP no matter what it takes me”, he added.