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General News of Friday, 2 November 2012

Source: GNA

NDC angry at Allotey Jacobs

Some concerned members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA) Constituency have expressed worry over some alleged claims that Mr. Allotey Jacobs, Regional Communications Director of the NDC, was campaigning against the party’s parliamentary candidate for the area, Dr. Joseph Annan.

They said it was strange that Mr Jacobs was on the side of Dr. Ato Quarshie, an independent candidate, whom Dr. Annan beat in the primaries and that this was contrary to the manifesto of the party.

This was contained in a statement signed by Mr. Yakubu Enim, Constituency Secretary of the NDC, and issued to the Ghana News Agency.

The statement said Mr. Jacobs was reported to have said that delegates who re-elected Dr. Annan at the primaries had committed a political blunder and that the Regional Executives of the Party were rather in favour of Dr. Ato Quarshie.

It said Mr. Jacobs claimed that Dr. Annan had lost popularity in the party to the extent that anyone who attempted to campaign for him would be beaten and those who voted for him had regretted doing so since he did not stand the chance of winning the KEEA constituency seat for the NDC in the December 7 polls.

The statement described the actions and statements of Mr. Jacobs as a political blunder and insult to the integrity of the NDC grassroots in the KEEA constituency who voted at the primaries. “We find it extremely difficult to understand why Mr. Jacobs is aggressively campaigning for Dr. Ato Quarshie, an independent candidate, who is no more an NDC member”, it added.

The aggrieved members appealed to the NDC’s presidential candidate, his running mate and the national executives to, as a matter of urgency, to stop Mr. Jacobs from behaving contrary to the tenets of the party’s constitution and stop supporting illegality in the KEEA.

They reaffirmed their support for Dr. Annan and advised others who are peddling false propaganda about Dr. Annan for their personal aspirations and ambitions to put an immediate stop to it since they are doing serious disservice to the Party.

They called for peace and unity to prevail in the constituency and urged members to support Dr. Annan towards victory for the NDC in the December elections.

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