The Concern Youth Groups (CYG) of the New Patriotic Party in the Northern Region have condemned what it described as rude attitude by regional executives of the party towards President of Ghana, Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
They accused the regional executives of intentionally disrespecting protocol by abstaining themselves from welcoming President Akufo-Addo to the region without stating any reasons.
Some Senior Party executives in the region who were supposed to welcome President at the Tamale Airport failed to do so when he (Akufo-Addo) arrived on Sunday, 11th July 2021 for two-day tour of the Savannah Region.
The Regional Chairman Mohammed Bantima Samba, Regional Secretary Alhaji Alhassan Sibdow, Regional Organizer Alhaji Rashid COP among others were in the Ashanti Region for a funeral over the weekends.
The CYG in a statement signed by its Communications Director, Abdul Ganiu Abdulai said the actions of the regional executives was intentional and a calculated attempt to embarrass President Akufo-Addo.
“It is not problematic for party executives to absent themselves from such events if they have equally important assignments to attend to but in this case the northern regional executives did not give us any essential reason or assignment that could have prevented them from attending to the arrival of the president. It was intentional, a well calculated attempt to embarrass the president and nothing more,” the CYG stated.
According to them, the decision to later join the President entourage at Salaga in the East Gonja Municipality was an afterthought and gave an admission of avoiding his arrival.
They added the actions of the regional executives was politically unwise and must not repeat itself. The GYG further demand for an unqualified apology from the regional executives for their actions.
“We unequivocally condemn the rude attitude of the northern regional executives towards the president. It is politically unwise and must not be repeated under any circumstances. We call on all sympathizers of NPP in the region to join hands in condemning this lackadaisical attitude of the regional executives. We demand the regional executives to render a sincere apology to the president H. E. Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo and all sympathizers of our great party in the region for their misconduct. It is the only way they may redeem their already worn out credibility,” it concluded.