A letter sighted by Dennislaw News and signed by the Municipal Chief Executive of the Ejura-Sekyedumase Assembly in the Ashanti Region, Mohammed Salisu Bamba indicates that he has withdrawn his application for reappointment to the role.
The letter is addressed to the Vetting Committee of the MMDCEs.
While he does not state the clearest intention for this decision, he admits that it would ensure “the peace of the municipality and the general unity and growth of the New Patriotic Party.”
Mr. Bamba had previously been accused of being involved in the death of the social activist, Ibrahim Muhammed alias Kaaka. Reports surfaced that the two suspects currently in police custody over the crime, Ibrahim Isaka and Fuseini Alhassan were bodyguards of the MCE.
However, he categorically denied any personal knowledge of them when delivering his testimony to the committee probing the Ejura disturbances. He said however that he only knew the suspects as polling station executives of the New Patriotic Party in the area.
“I know them to be party members, and they are our polling station executives. That is how I know them. We don’t have any personal relationship. Our relationship is [a] political relationship. I have one police guard,” he revealed to the committee.
In this recent letter announcing his rescinding from the application to the MCE position, he has refrained from directly linking the circumstances at Ejura to his decision, indicating instead his gratitude to the President for allowing him to serve in the first term.
He has however assured residents of the Municipality of his commitment to “continue to work for the general good of the municipality, [the] party and the country.”