The embattled Municipal Chief Executive(MCE) for Bolgatanga Municipality Joseph Atura Amiyuure has objected to claims that he is working against the fortunes of the party in the constituency.
Executives of the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP)in the Bolgatanga Central constituency led by constituency Chairman Alhaji Alhassan Amaliba are on a warpath with the Municipal Chief Executive over what they say is his failure to complement the fortunes of the party in the area.
A statement signed and issued by executives of the party said “The entire constituency executives, electoral area coordinators and and party foot soldiers deem it necessary to once again draw the attention of the President and the National hierarchy of our great party to the actions and inactions of the MCE of the Bolgatanga Municipal, Hon. Joseph Atura Amiyuure which is gradually sinking the image of the party to a large extent the government.”
They further accused the MCE of not supporting the Parliamentary Candidate of the Party in the lead up to the 2020 elections.
But reacting to the claims by the executives on Bolgatanga based Yem Radio monitored by MyNewsGh.com, Mr Joseph Amiyuure denied working against the fortunes of the party.
According to him, decisions in relation to the fight against COVID-19 which led to a demonstration by some market women as cited by the executives was not a unilateral decision but a collective one taken by the public health management team in consultation with other stakeholders.
“I have always consulted the party on many projects. Until now I always was with the constituency Chairman and some people were even asking why I was always spending time with the chairman. I don’t know what has happened and things have turned around. I know my existence is even a worry to them,” he said.
He noted that the sudden dislike and calls for his removal by his party executives beats his imagination and charged them to bring forward evidence of him working against the party.
“If it is about funerals, I have been going round greeting but certainly not all the time”.
Mr Amiyuure indicated he is ready to accept a dismissal by the President if investigations are conducted and find him guilty of the accusations levelled against him.