The Constituency Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Bole-Bamboi Constituency on Tuesday led a group of youth to demonstrate against the District Chief Executive (DCE), Ms. Veronica Alele Herming.
The demonstrators marched through the principal streets of Bole holding placards with inscriptions; “Alele has no leadership skills, she is collapsing Bole Assembly”, “Alele must Go” among others.
Speaking to 3news; the Constituency Chair, Mr. Sulemana Zakaria admitted to leading the demonstration to oust the DCE. They accused her of being incompetent.
They further accused her of showing disrespect to party leaders as well as chiefs of the area.
According to them, the DCE is the mastermind of the chieftaincy issues in Bole and is also responsible for a curfew which has been imposed on the township.
But DCE fires back
The DCE however denied her involvement in any chieftaincy issues. She stated that the Bole chieftaincy started long before she was appointed as the DCE and could not possibly be the one behind it.
She explained that she is not surprised at the attitude of the constituency chairman because he has sent more than 10 letters to the President, Nana Akufo-Addo seeking her removal but she is still at post.
Ms. Herming indicated she was in Accra to appeal to the authorities to lift the curfew. She said the curfew was having a negative impact on the people in the area which has slowed down business activities and retarding development in the area.
According to her, she informed the party chairman about her journey to Accra only to receive a letter about a planned demonstration led by the chairman.
According to the DCE, when she called the Chairman on phone to find out about the demonstration letter, he vehemently denied knowledge about it.
She described the attitude of the chairman as that of a chameleon.