Nana Nanabanyin Ninsin-Imbeah II, a Senior Cadre of the erstwhile Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC), regime has condemned the leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the mafia tactics it has resorted to prevent an aspiring parliamentary candidate in the Asawase constituency to be part of the democratic process.
The Secretary of the Defunct Kumasi Metro Central Coordinating Committee of Workplace Committees for the Defence of the Revolution (CDRs), said what has happened to Masawudu Mubarack in the Asawase Constituency is very distressing, annoying and completely disgraceful for the NDC to still pretend to be “Democratic”, when the internal wrangling of the party disqualifies it to be seen as such.
The scribe of the defunct Kumasi workers CDRs noted that the leadership tactically made John Mahama to lead it’s “Unity Walk”, while other presidential aspirants were kept away to influence his choice in the party’s flagbearer race.
According to him, the NDC intentionally decided to raise the bar very high and demanded GH¢400,000 from each of the presidential aspirants, but cunningly conducted fund raising activities to support “JDM”.
Nana Ninsin-Imbeah II said, all such dubious and disgraceful procedures do not make the NDC attractive in the eyes of sane and conscious members of the public.
The senior cadre said it is very regrettable that some generals were shot and killed in the name of discipline in a revolution meant to end all revolutions.
He said it was unfortunate that the present NDC, an offshoot of the PNDC, should continue to act in such undesirable manners, after cadres had toiled and sweated to push the ideals of the PNDC.
“How can the NDC continue to pretend to be a “democratic” party and adopt very undemocratic procedures to achieve democracy in dealing with its members who aspire to represent their constituents on the ticket of the party?” the Cadre queried.
Masawudu Mubarack, who is seeking to challenge Muntaka Mubarak for the party’s upcoming parliamentary primary, has failed to file his nomination form at the party’s headquarters in Accra.
This was after he also failed to file it in the Ashanti Region, following an impasse between him and the party’s executives in the region.
Masawudu and his supporters went to the constituency office to file his nomination on Thursday, but the office was locked.
Mr. Masawudu and his supporters, who were angered by the development, wondered why the office had been locked and deserted by the executives at a time he was going to file his nomination.
Mubarak Masawudu was unable to file the nomination form because the party claims he had, since May 3, 2019, been suspended, and, therefore, cannot contest in the upcoming primaries
following several cases of misconduct and breach of the party’s constitution.
As a result, he was duly referred to the Disciplinary Committee for consideration, pursuant to Article 46(2) of the NDC’s Constitution, but he (Mubarak Masawudu) refused to honour the committee’s invitation, where he could have been cleared before attempting to pick a form.
From Sebastian R. Freiku, Kumasi