The traditional leaders and youth of Nungua and Teshie, have appealed to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to appoint Mr Solomon Borketey Bortey, as the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Ledzokuku/Krowor Municipal Assembly.
They said Mr Bortey, the Chief Executive Officer of BBS Pharmaceutical and HVAX Technologies Limited Ghana/India, had worked tirelessly and contributed to the building of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ledzokuku/Krowor Constituency since the time of the late Professor Adu Boahene.
The appeal was made by the group at a news conference at Nungua at the weekend.
A statement read by Mr Senu Victor, a spokesman of the people said a convention had been established by the two major political parties NPP and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Ledzokuku/Krowor Constituency that the MCE position should rotate between the two towns; Nungua and Teshie and the person should be an indigene.
“The NDC has judiciously followed this convention and we expect the NPP to do same by giving the position to a native of Nungua, as Teshie had enjoyed its turn with Mr Osekre (NPP Teshie) during the former President John Agyekum Kufuor’s era.
“It was followed by Mr Daniel Amartey (NDC Teshie), but Nungua had had only one chance when ex-President John Mahama was in power and it was Mr Seth Badu Tawiah (NDC Nungua) as the MCE,” the statement said.
The group said: “We wish to say emphatically, here and now, and to inform the President that having considered a number of factors, we have no doubts that the best man who has proven to all and sundry that he will help develop the two towns of Teshie and Nungua is Mr Solomon Borketey Bortey.”
They described Mr Bortey as a learned, matured, very kind and energetic person who excelled in his education from the elementary level through to the secondary and tertiary levels.
He holds Diploma in Business Management and Financial Management from the Graduate School of Governance and currently offering Master’s Programme in Project Management at the same school.
It said it was unfortunate that some faceless people were going round tarnishing the good image of Mr Bortey with falsehood and lies and urged that those defamatory statements should be ignored and the position given to him.