19th July 2024

former NDC Central Regional Chairman, Bernard Allotey Jacobs

The former Central Regional Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Bernard Allotey Jacobs, has described the decision of the leadership of the party to write officially to expel him from the party as ‘brainless’.

 

This is because, according to him, had long ago publicly announced his own ‘dismissal’ from the party.

The party in a letter to Mr Allotey Jacobs on Tuesday, and signed by its General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, said it took the action against him (Allotey Jacobs) for misconduct and anti-party behaviour.

 

The letter said the NDC Disciplinary Committee made the recommendation and was unanimously adopted by the Functional Executive Committee.

“At our meeting on Wednesday 17th March 2021, the Functional Executive Committee of the NDC considered the report and recommendations of the Disciplinary Committee on the case of misconduct and anti-party behaviour brought against you Mr Allotey Jacobs pursuant to articles 48(I) (b) and 8 (b) of the NDC Constitution,” the letter read in part.

 

Guilty

 

It added that the committee found Mr Allotey Jacobs guilty of the said “allegations of misconduct, anti-party conduct and recommended among other things your immediate expulsion from the party and the Functional Executive Committee acting in compliance of Article 48(1) of the NDC Constitution has unanimously adopted the report and accepts fully its recommendation for expulsion from the party.”

 

The party thus asked Allotey Jacobs to return any party property in his possession. The party also said the expelled member forfeits any amounts of money, dues, or subscription he has made to the party.

 

 

“You are by this letter and pursuant to Article 48(10) directed to return any party properties that may be in your custody and shall forfeit any money, dues or subscription fees made to the Party,” it added.

 

Prior to this decision, the NDC earlier suspended the former Central Regional Chairman over what the party described as “persistent anti-party conduct.”

 

Mere mischief

 

In a response to the party, the embattled former Central Regional Chairman said the government under President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is providing quality leadership and he had already sacked himself from the NDC long ago.

 

“I started changing my mind when I realised that President Nana Akufo-Addo is giving us quality leadership. He is moving this country forward and that every sensible politician, every loving Ghanaian would have to follow and support him,” he said.

 

He added: “So I decided to support his policies, programmes, and initiatives and it is going well with Ghana. In spite of the COVID-19 that has brought some difficulties, Ghana is sailing smoothly through to its destination.”

 

He argued that the NDC is “playing mischief” by issuing a letter of his expulsion when he had already come out to publicly state that he is no longer a member of the ‘Umbrella Family’.

 

“I don’t know their intention, either to appease their supporters or maybe they are trying to play a mischief because I have come out clearly, two weeks ago that I no longer belong to the NDC and I don’t need to write to them that I have left the party,” he said.

Source: dailystatesman.com.gh

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