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Politics of Sunday, 26 April 2020


Blows at NDC press conference in Effutu

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Some members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Effutu constituency of the Central region have exchanged blows during a press conference on Saturday to speak against what they say is the illegal suspension of some party executives.

Four executives within the constituency including Deputy party treasurer, the Communications Officer, and an aspiring parliamentary candidate who lost the primary have reportedly been suspended indefinitely.

But the affected persons have strongly contested their suspension insisting their suspension was unlawful as they've not violated any provision of the party's constitution.

Speaking to the media to air their resentment, the 'suspended' Communications officer, Alexander Dadzie condemned the attack meted on them which he alleged was orchestrated by some party executives led by former Constituency Chairman, Paa Nii Lamptey.

Mr Dadzie said: "We were attacked by some macho men wielding sticks and other weapons for no wrong down. We were only exercising our constitutional duty which we are entitled to. I have been hit with an offensive weapon and other persons were also hurt. This is bad and must be condemned by all."

He called on the NDC national executives to take control over affairs of the Effutu constituency and ensure there is peace in the party failure of which the party will perform abysmally in the upcoming December general elections.

Other stalwarts within the constituency have blamed the new Parliamentary candidate James Kofi Annan for being the root of division in the party ever since he was acclaimed a few months ago.

They claim his machinations soon after joining the NDC party caused the illegal suspensions.