The Ashanti Regional branch of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), has passed a vote of no confidence kicking the Chairman of the chapter, Listowell Yesu Bukarson out of office.
The decision which was taken at an emergency meeting held on November 30, 2015 , strips him of his post.
Mr. Bukarson has been under serious pressure to step aside after he contested in the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary primaries in Builsa North constituency.
In September, the National President of the GJA, Affail Monney issued a statement saying Mr Burkason seized to be the leader of the Ashanti Regional branch of the Association after going into politics.
In his absence, Mrs Elizabeth Kankam-Boadu will act as the Acting Regional President.
‘We wish to inform corporate bodies and other institutions not to deal with Listowel as the Regional GJA Chair,’ they said.
The decision to relieve him of his post include the fact that he has not been soliciting funds in the name of GJA to run programmes without the consent of other executive members.
‘He has shamefully declined to discharge his obligations to the Association by not paying his dues since 2013,’ they claimed.
Below is the full statement.
The attention of the Ashanti Regional branch of the Ghana Journalists’ Association(GJA) has been drawn to the fact that Mr Listowell Yesu Bukarson, has been moving from one radio station to another holding himself up as the substantive Regional Chairman of the GJA.
We, the executives, wish to inform corporate bodies, embassies, metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies, ministries, departments and agencies and the general public that, Listowell is not the chairman of the Regional GJA.
It would be recalled that he contested in the primaries of the New Patriotic Party for the parliament seat of the Builsa North constituency in the Upper East Region of Ghana, but lost.
He went by the name Listowell Awaambe Bukarson.
A statement signed by the National Executives of the GJA requested him to resign.
The statement further asked the Ashanti Regional Vice Chairperson, Mrs. Elizabeth Kankam-Boadu to act as the Regional Chairperson.