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Politics of Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Source: Graphic.com.gh

NDC member threatens court action

A member of the Dome-Kwabenya Constituency of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Greater Accra Region, Mr Bossman Oduro-Fosu, has threatened to drag the party to court should it amend the guidelines for the Regional Executive Members election.

Mr Oduro-Fosu, who intends to contest the regional election, said it was against the party’s constitution for any amendment to be made without going to congress.

Reacting to an assertion by the Deputy National Organiser, Baba Sheriff Abudula, that any NDC member vying for the party’s national and regional executive position will be disqualified if they have not held an executive position within the party or government, Mr Oduro-Fosu said such a position was contrary to the party’s constitution.

He quoted article 421(f) of the NDC Constitution which provides that “no member of the party is qualified to vie for a national executive committee position unless the member has prior to seeking election held an executive position within the party or government.”

He said from the above, it was clear that the provision applied to only those seeking to serve on the National Executive Committee and not the regional executive committee.

Mr Oduro-Fosu said Article 421(f) emphasised that before one was elected to the national executive, the person needed to have experienced how the party machinery functioned.

He asked the deputy national organiser of the NDC not to create any grounds for any court injunction when the party was close to the election of the regional and national executive members.