Hajia Alima Mahama, Local Government Minister

Roland Nsoh-Billa Abire, one of the Local Government Service staff interdicted for engaging in active politics, says he had already sent his resignation letter prior to his decision to contest in the upcoming New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) parliamentary primaries.

“As part of the service conditions, I realised that I was supposed to resign and I tended in my letter five clear days before this head of the service letter came in,” he clarified.

Speaking in an interview on Accra-based Citi FM, monitored by Adomonline.com, Mr Abire said “I was well aware of the directives against engaging in active politics and sent my resignation letter to the Navrongo Municipal Assembly in line with internal directives.

“If they had done due diligence and asked at the respective assembly whether the guy had presented his letter or not, I think they would have received a positive response,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Head of the Local Government Service, Dr Nana Ato Arthur, speaking on the same show, said “we all have the freedom to belong to any political party but whilst in the service, we cannot overtly be seen to belong to a political party.”

Mr Abire, who is set to contest in the NPP Bolgatanga East parliamentary primary, worked as an assistant engineer with the Kassena-Nankana Municipal Assembly.

He was interdicted together with two others; Alexander Hedidor of the Kassena-Nankana Municipal Assembly and Alhaji Maazu Abubakar of the Builsa South Assembly.

Source: Adomonline.com |