The Ashanti Region based vociferous youth group by name Asante Youth Association, (AYA) has urged the two protagonists contesting the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, (KMA) presiding member position to hurriedly step aside for a fresh nomination or be forced out through public protest.
The group insists both the Adumhene, Baffuor Agyei Kese IV and Nana Kofi Senya would still fail to record two thirds majority of the votes in another election.
This, the group believed was due to the entrenched positions of the assembly members,as well as the contestants themselves .
In a chat with the Ghanaian Observer Newspaper after addressing a hurriedly arranged press conference at Manhyia, Barima Tweneboah Kodua, General Secretary of the group stressed the two were by their intransigence stalling development plans of the assembly.
The two, the General Secretary stated needed to step aside to ensure a way is found to the stalemate situation at the KMA.
He noted the group were by this statement appealing to the consciences of the two protagonists to see reason and voluntarily step down for a new nomination to be done.
But, in a fiery tone Mr Kodua disclosed AYA will in two weeks time take to the streets to openly campaign for the removal of the two if they fail to heed to persuasions from the regional minister and the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Director.
The paper understands, the two have joined in similar appeals to the protagonists.
The group is appalled by the decision of the two to still hold on to their unyielding stance just because of some suspected self-centered interests.
”You cannot hold us to ransom and delay the development of Kumasi just because you want to satisfy your insatiable quest for power”, Barima Kodua spat.
He noted, ‘AYA is ready to use persuasive words for now but would revise the strategy and force you out if you hold on to your hard stance’.
Nana Kofi Senya and Baffuor Agyei Kese, assembly member for Suame and a government appointee to the KMA respectively have for about 7 months battled to have the accolade as the newest presiding member for the assembly.
The two, having contested for about four times with both failing to record a two thirds majority, are still bent on getting their avowed target.
They are therefore seeking to battle further until they have their way.
But, at the last election which turned rowdy, the two were stayed down from another round of voting after a stalemate was recorded as the regional minister appealed for a settlement of the matter at a later date.