The Member of Parliament for Yendi, Farouk Aliu Mahama has called on the youth in the constituency to exercise restraint following a protest against his perceived exclusion in the list of deputy ministerial appointments by President Akudo-Addo.
The first time legislator was rumored to be heading to the Ministry of Trade to assist Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanteng as Deputy Minister.
Hundreds of angry youth Thursday evening blocked major roads in the municipality and burned car tyres to register their displeasure for their MP’s exclusion for ministerial appointment.
They also accused President Akufo-Addo of betraying Dagbon for allegedly snubbing the son of late former Vice President who pulled a record number of votes for the New Patriotic Party in the 2020 polls.
However, Alhaji Farouk Mahama in a brief statement said the president is the final appointing authority and urged them to exercise restraint.
“While I entreat calm among the youth of Yendi, I also charge the youth to be patient and know that the Almighty Allah is the best of designers..” Mr Farouk Mahama noted.
“The President of the Republic is the ultimate appointing authority and we must all be guided by that irrevocable fact,”he added.
Meanwhile, the Presidency (Jubilee House) is yet to make public the official the nominees for various deputy ministerial post.