The United Cadres Front (UCF) of the Ashanti Region has expressed concern about some views and comments being made by a section of the public that they were not in favour of President Evans Atta Mills's nomination of Mr Opoku Manu as the Ashanti Regional Minister.
The group described Mr Manu as a silent warrior who contributed immensely to the victory of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) party.
A statement signed and issued by Mr Mohammed Boachie Agyeman, Chairman of the group on Tuesday in Kumasi, noted that Mr Opoku Manu was once a Regional Coordinating Director of Ashanti Region.
Members of UCF are strong NDC activists who always advocated for the welfare and progress of the NDC in the Region.
The statement indicated that Mr Opoku Manu has been in the party since 2000 and sacrificed his position as Chief Director of Ministry of Finance to contest the Asante Akim-North seat in the 1996 general elections.
It described him as competent, committed and qualified to hold the position of a Regional Minister.
The statement therefore urged the public to respect the choice of the President.