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Politics of Friday, 2 September 2016

Source: peacefmonline.com

Greater Accra Chair shall be disciplined for 'inactive' remark - PNC

General Secretary of the People's National Convention (PNC) Atik Mohammed says the party leadership will discipline their Greater Accra Regional Chairman for describing their flagbearer as "inactive".

The Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the PNC, Bala Maekanka expressed concerns over the seemingly unserious behaviour of the party's flagbearer Dr. Edward Mahama.

He said that Dr. Edward Mahama is always interested in his personal affairs than the party's.

“I think our flagbearer is sleeping, he is totally sleeping. When you look at the terrain, absolutely nothing is happening. He is the flag bearer and the leader of the party, but seriously we in the Greater Accra Region have been quiet for almost two months because we don’t even have a manifesto to campaign on and then we don’t even have logistics.

“You claim to be the leader and flag bearer and you don’t even have pick-up for yourself,” he is quoted to have said.

Thursday edition of the Daily Dispatch newspaper also noted that the Regional Chairman believes the flagbearer has not been competent and so failed to recognize him as flagbearer.

Addressing the issue on Peace FM's Kokrokoo, Atik Mohammed expressed worry over the behaviour of the Regional Chairman, stressing that the PNC does not tolerate "nonsense" from its members and executives.

He promised to bring the Regional Chairman before the party's disciplinary body.

According to him, he has called for an emergency executive meeting over the statements by the Regional Chairman and will see to the conclusion of the matter.

“You cannot as a Regional Chairman start making comments like these. We will discipline him if indeed he said it. Let no the impression be created that [oh] there’s tension in the PNC.”

Atik Mohammed further lambasted the Daily Dispatch newspaper for publishing such a story about the PNC.

He noted that the newspaper has never published anything good about the party and thus was not surprised why it would devote a whole front page to the party for such lies.

“It saddens me that a newspaper like this that has never found anything good to publish about the PNC would apportion a front page to us. Why would you waste your front page on an unnecessary story?” he questioned.