The Tamale Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), Iddrisu Musah Superior has been cleared of any wrong doing following investigations into a petition filed by some thirty assembly members accusing him of misconduct.
The final report of the Public Relations and Complaints Unit of the Assembly, which was tasked to investigate the petition, cleared the MCE of all six charges leveled against him by the assembly members.
In October last year the assembly members of the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly (TaMA), in a six point-petition, accused the MCE of violating the assembly’s procedures .
Consequently, on October 25, 2017 the said assembly members wrote a resolution for the passage of a vote of no confidence on the MCE. The petition was later withdrawn following the intervention of traditional and religious leaders and the Presiding Member of the assembly.
The action of the assembly men did not enthuse the MCE who subsequently petitioned the Tamale Metropolis Assembly’s Public Relations and Complaints Committee to investigate the matter.
But after three months of investigations the committee cleared the MCE of any wrong doing.
Speaking to journalists shortly after the adoption of the committee’s report by the general assembly, Mr Musah Superior said he felt vindicated by the findings of the report.
“I feel it’s a great day for democracy, a great day for rule of law, a great day for the people of Tamale Metropolitan Assembly [and] the assembly members. So I am absolutely delighted, not because I have been exonerated but because the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly followed due process to exonerate me,” he stated.
He however said that he was unwilling to pursue any action against the 30 assembly members who signed the petition for his impeachment.
Mr Superior appealed to the people of the metropolis to continue to support the assembly to deliver on its mandate.
By: Yahaya Masahudu, firstname.lastname@example.org