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I no longer belong to NDC – Allotey Jacobs

Former Central Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Bernard Allotey Jacobs says he is no longer a member of the umbrella family.

“I no longer belong to the NDC. I’m not interested to be part of NDC,” Allotey Jacobs said on Original 91.9FM’s socio-political morning show, Adwenepa on Friday, March 5, 2021.

According to him, the largest opposition party detest the uncomfortable truth making them reject the outcome of the 2020 presidential election and subsequently contesting its validity at the Supreme Court.

“The whole brain behind petitioning the Supreme Court is the National Executives of the NDC was trying to play with the minds of their supporters. They have lost the result and in order to win their support, they decided to take the matter to court because when things were getting out of hands they realized, they’ve deceived their supporters and their supporters went to the street.

“And, you know, in Ghana we loathe violence, so, from time immemorial the NDC has been tagged as a violence party then this issue came up ‘we have won’ when you know very well in your heart {that] you lost the election,” he told Kwaku Owusu Adjei popularly known as Pato.

He added, ‘You don’t even have the pink sheets and look at the witnesses you sent to court to be your witness you sent to court. What they said; very disgraceful.”

His comments come on the back of the Supreme Court dismissing the petition brought before it by former President John Dramani Mahama, demanding a re-run after official results gave him 47.36 per cent of the vote, against 51.59 per cent for his rival Nana Akufo-Addo.

He accused the electoral commission of inflating the vote tally in favour of the incumbent President.

“(The) allegation of vote padding was not proved by credible evidence… we have therefore no reason to order for a re-run,” Chief Justice Kwesi Anin Yeboah said while reading the judgment of the apex court.

“We accordingly dismiss the petition as having no merit.”

 

Suspension

A letter addressed to Allotey Jacobs and signed by the National Chairman of the NDC, Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, said he was suspended for “persistent anti-party conduct”.

“The Functional Executive Committee (FEC) of the National Democratic Congress, acting on behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party, at its meeting held on Wednesday, the 6th day of May 2020, has suspended you forthwith as a member of the party, pursuant to articles 46(1), 46(6) and 46(8) of the party’s constitution for your persistent anti-party conduct,” the letter indicated

By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana

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