NCD warns parliamentary aspirants
From William N-lanjerborr Jalulah, Bolgatanga
THE REGIONAL Executive Committee of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Upper East Region has issued an uncompromising warning to some parliamentary aspirants who are engaged in open declarations and the organisation of meetings of the leadership of the party, at the branch and constituency levels, for campaign purposes.
According to the Regional Secretary, Mr. Donatus Akamugri, reports from the various constituencies within the region have revealed that some new faces and sitting Members of Parliament are organising meetings of the leadership at the branch and constituency levels for campaign purposes.
These, he said, clearly contravened the provisions of the party’s constitution.
A press release issued and signed by the Regional Secretary in Bolgatanga, noted that Chapter (7), Article 38, clauses (a) and (b) of the NDC constitution clearly spell out the code of conduct of all loyal members of the party, and that their activities were in breach of these provisions.
Mr. Akamugri stated that the executive committee would not hesitate to apply disciplinary measures, as stipulated in Article 39 of the party’s constitution, before or during vetting, when it is officially opened.
The National Executive Committee is yet to declare the seats vacant and open nominations for prospective parliamentary aspirants, before declaring the date for vetting.
While entreating the prospective aspirants to exercise restraint until the party’s official launch of such activities to avoid being caught by the law, the Secretary has also directed all constituency executives to step up their leadership roles, and ensure strict compliance of the rules and regulations of the party.
Mr. Akamugri expressed the party’s gratitude to its sympathisers and the rank and file for their overwhelming turnout to welcome President Atta Mills last Friday, when he arrived in Bolgatanga for a three-day working visit of the region.
He said the warm reception given the President was indicative that he was in the commanding lead of politics in the country, and come 2012, his mandate would be automatically renewed.
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