Chiefs in Birim North have voted against the renomination of the District Chief Executive (DCE), Raymond Nana Damptey by the President.

A leaked audio which is alleged to have come from the camp of the DCE which contains threats against chiefs in the area was played in a meeting attended by the chiefs.

A total of 42 chiefs were gathered to vote for, or against the reappointment of the DCE.

The ‘Yes’ vote was for his reappointment and ‘No’ was against it.

Abirem Chiefs kick against Birim North DCE Raymond Damptey's renomination

Four ‘Yes’ votes were recorded and 37 votes for ‘No’ while one ballot was rejected.

Clearly, the Association of Chiefs in the Birim North District by majority decision voted against any consideration for the reappointment of the DCE.

Abirem Chiefs kick against Birim North DCE Raymond Damptey's renomination

The Chiefs among many others reasons cited these key concerns against the DCE;

  1. Lack of respect for the Chiefs by refusing to attend to their calls anytime an invitation is extended to him.
  2. Involvement of the DCE in Chieftaincy disputes and cited Abodom and Ntronang as examples. In most of these disputes, it turned very violent and bloody.
  3. The DCE attacked the Chiefs on his Ananse FM station and also attack by the various assigns of the DCE. They cited the attack on the Chiefs and the President of the Republic by one staunch supporter of the DCE by name Ama Abrafi.
  4. Refusal of the DCE to recognize the Chiefs in making key decisions affecting the district.
Abirem Chiefs kick against Birim North DCE Raymond Damptey's renomination

In the light of the above, the Association of Chiefs in Birim North District led by Obrempong Kwasi Amo Tweretwie I has officially written a letter to the Office of the President with copies to the Vice President, Chief of Staff, Local Government Minister and the Eastern Regional Minister to communicate their decision against the DCE.

Moreover, some constituency executives have appealed to President Akufo-Addo to appoint their Chairman, Banor.

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