The New Patriotic Party Electoral area Coordinators of the Tema Central Constituency say they are not in support of tribal politics.
This comes after the Tema Traditional Council on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, appealed to the government not to appoint a non-indigene as the Metropolitan Chief Executive for Tema.
The council members who made the appeal at a press conference said it was about time traditional consideration was given a priority in the appointment of an MCE for Tema.
Nii Amarh Sompuno II, the spokesperson for the Council and Tema Shipi, said it was sad that despite losing their occupation by giving their lands out, the government was also bent on giving the MCE position to a non-indigene.
He said even though Tema West and Ashaiman are within sited within the Tema traditional area, non-natives had occupied the MCE positions in the two assemblies therefore it was not out of place for them to insist on at least getting one of their own for the Tema Metropolis where the Council is located.
In a rejoinder, the NPP group condemned the act by the council, stating that “we as party executives and residents of Tema do condemn any acts that seek to promote tribal politics within the Tema, a highly cosmopolitan city, because it has the greatest potential to destroy not only Tema metro but the country at large.”
The group stated that they believed a Metro Chief Executive should be appointed based on competence and work merit.