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Politics of Thursday, 18 January 2018

Source: kasapafmonline.com

Bagbin dragged before NDC Council of Elders

The Second deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, has been dragged before the Council of Elders of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) by some members of the umbrella family over his actions which they described as “inappropriate”.

Andrews Amadi Krow and Dzifa Gunu, known party members of the NDC made that move, Wednesday, January 17, 2018, against Hon. Bagbin who is aspiring to become the Presidential Candidate of the umbrella family and lead them in the 2020 general elections.

In the view of the group, the actions of the Nadowli/Kaleo constituency lawmaker is at variance with a directive issued by the Council of Elders of the party on August 22, 2017, hence, their action.

Although the group was not specific with the actions of the Second deputy Speaker of Parliament which are at variance with the directives of the Council of Elders of the NDC, political connoisseurs believe that move by the group is largely centered on Hon. Bagbin’s seemingly attacks on the former President, John Dramani Mahama for causing the defeat of the party in the 2016 general elections.

Below is the press statement by the group

My brother, Andrews Amadi Krow, and I on Wednesday January 17, 2017, wrote to the Council of Elders of our Party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), to complain about the inappropriate actions of the MP for Nadowli-Kaleo, Hon. Alban Bagbin, which actions are at variance with the August 22, 2017, Press Release of the Council of Elders of the NDC.

The Council of Elders’ statement called on all members of the NDC “to respect the party structures and procedures in resolving internal grievances and conflicts”. The Council also asked all members to stop the practice of “ventilating their grievances in public through the electronic, print and social media” bringing “the good name of the Party into disrepute”.

Obviously, Mr. Bagbin has violated all of these positions and it is our hope that the Council will consider our complaint and take the necessary steps. This will prevent others from taking a cue and returning to the media and public space to defend and explain themselves.

The NDC must remain united for 2020. The NDC must follow disciplinary rules laid down by the Party. Our seniors must be seen to be leading the way.