The National Treasurer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Kwabena Abankwah-Yeboah, has assured all applicants for the position of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) that they would be treated with utmost fairness.
He said the job of the vetting committees was to identify and select persons who could implement government policies and create real and positive difference in the lives of ordinary citizens.
Mr Abankwa-Yeboah, who is part of the vetting committee for the Ashanti Region, said this while interacting with some NPP members in Kumasi.
The other members of the vetting committee for the region are the Regional Minister, Mr Simon Osei Mensah, who chairs the committee, the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the NPP, Mr. Bernard Antwi Boasiako, and the Deputy Defence Minister-designate, Mr Kofi Amankwah-Manu.
Mr. Abankwa-Yeboah said those selected must be well-informed, trustworthy, selfless and hard working to promote the well-being and prosperity of the people in their communities. He said the committee would treat all applicants equitably without fear or favour.
He, therefore, urged all those who would not be selected to rally behind the final nominees to support the development of the areas.
According to him, those who lose out should not see it as the end of the world as they could serve in other capacities.
Mr Abankwa-Yeboah, who is serving as a two-time national treasurer of the party, said the interest of the party should be supreme so that the NPP could retain power in 2024 and break the eight-year cycle.
The National Treasurer of the NPP is among other NPP candidates such as Prof. Christopher Ameyaw Ekumfi, Nana Akomea and Mr Stephen Ntim, whose names have popped up to contest Mr Freddie Blay for the National Chairmanship of the party.