Step aside – Group to NDC Chairmen

A group calling itself Coalition of Concerned NDC Youth is calling on the regional chairmen of the party to step aside for endorsing the former President John Dramani Mahama to contest in the 2020 polls.
The group further appealed to the National Executive Committee (NEC) and the Council of Elders of the NDC, to call the ten outgoing regional chairmen to book.
The chairmen on Thursday in a meeting requested the former President to contest the 2020 elections under the NDC ticket.
The Chairmen further recommended to him to embark on a ‘Thank you’ tour to express appreciation to NDC supporters during his tenure.

But a statement signed by the Convenor of the group, Paramza Kofi Hamza, it said ‘In fact, the seriousness of their conduct clearly flouts the modus operandi of the ongoing reorganization process’.
They argued that they have lost confidence in the chairmen doubting if they will be fair to other NDC gurus who have expressed interests to contest in the presidential race.
According to the Coalition of Concerned NDC Youth, the demeanor of the chairmen amounts to anti-party conduct which merits suspension from the party.

‘The ten regional chairmen cannot be referees and players at the same time. They must do the honourable thing by stepping aside. We have lost confidence in them. We believe they will never be fair to other would be Flagbearer contenders,’ the group fumed.

The group said the party must be healed first before all other things calling on other contenders to respect the Kwesi Botchwey Committee recommendations.
Read details of the group’s statement:
COALITION OF CONCERNED NDC YOUTH

PRESS RELEASE

ALL 10 NDC REGIONAL CHAIRMEN MUST STEP ASIDE TO ALLOW THE REORGANIZATION PROCESS TO GO ON SMOOTHLY AND PEACEFULLY

We the Coalition of Concerned Youth of the NDC would like to use this medium to express our total disapproval and disgust at the manner in which ten outgoing regional chairmen of our party conducted themselves yesterday at a press conference they held to endorse former President Mahama as our Flagbearer for election 2020.

We would like to appeal to the National Executive Committee (NEC) and the Council of Elders of the NDC, to call the ten outgoing regional chairmen to book.

In fact, the seriousness of their conduct clearly flouts the modus operandi of the ongoing reorganization process. As we speak, booklets are not even available to register branch members, yet what these regional chairmen are interested in is for former President Mahama to lead the NDC again. What happens to the reorganization? Why the hurry to stampede the reorganization process; a process which was initiated by NEC and included all these ten regional chairmen who have suddenly turned a blind eye to their own rules?

The ten regional chairmen cannot be referees and players at the same time. They must do the honourable thing by stepping aside. We have lost confidence in them. We believe they will never be fair to other would be Flagbearer contenders.

All those who are interested in leading the party as our next Presidential Candidate, should abide by the Constitution of our party; they should also respect the Kwesi Botchwey Committee recommendations. The party must be healed first before all other things.

We are hereby appealing to the NEC and Council of Elders to ask the ten infamous and lawless regional chairmen to step aside and allow peace to prevail. Their unethical and irresponsible conduct has jeopardized the reorganization process. Their demeanor amounts to anti-party conduct which merits suspension from the party for a period of time.

The party is bigger than all of us. Let’s apply the rules regardless of status or name.

We are no longer confident in the leadership of the ten regional chairmen as I said earlier. The earlier they resign or are suspended the better for the well being of the party.

Signed:

PARAMZA KOFI HAMZA
(CONVENOR)

CITIZEN SAWA
(SECRETARY)

 By: Ghana/Ultimatefmonline.com/106.9FM