Ghanaian Stock Broker and Politician who is popularly known as General Mosquito has voiced out on the suspension of Mr. Bernard Allotey Jacobs, agreed upon and signed by Ofosu Ampofo ” NDC’s National Chairman. Hon. John Aseidu Nketia divulged that the central regional chairman was by the chairman of the National Democratic Congress prior to his suspension.
The letter of suspension was released on the 6th May 2020, in accordance with the constitution of the party considering Article 46 (1) and 46 (6) and 46 (8) (b) based on “persistent anti-party conduct,” which confirms that the decision on his suspension was made at the National Executive Meeting which came off on the 6th of May, 2020.
The General Secretary of the NDC further revealed that, Mr. Allotey was warned by the National Chairman with regards to his actions contradicted to the rules of the party. It was stated in the letter that, he had also been handed over to the disciplinary committee for further actions to be taken.
“I have not called Allotey Jacobs but I know that National Chairman Ofosu Ampofo, you know he is an Elder of the Pentecost Church and for him to take such serious action, he would have made every effort privately to engage Allotey Jacobs with nothing fruitful came out of it”,
“Ofosu Ampofo told me that he has spoken with Allotey Jacobs at the time we realized that his behaviour contradicts the directives of the party, and there was a mutual understanding of the consequences of behaviour; thus, he was reminded of what might happen if he continued on that tangent,”he indicated
“I cannot tell why Allotey Jacobs is doing this to the party and I am not on radio to discuss the lifestyle and how long he has served in the NDC. It is not part of the charge against him. He is an independent person and so he can choose to do whatever he likes”,he answered when questioned on the reason behind Allotey’s actions.
He explained that punishing someone for his wrong doings does not depend on how well the person contributes to the party’s welfare.
“The party’s disciplinary procedure does not mean that if someone has served for 10 years and goes against the directives of the party, the person’s punishment should be less than someone who is just 2 years in the party. We don’t have such disciplinary procedure in the party and so if you have been a member for thousand years in the party and you violate the laws of the party, the punishment is just like someone who is considered a small fry in the party“
“….we are saying that political party is an association and we have our rules and regulations. You can only be part of the group if you adhere to its orders but if you think you cannot abide by our rules and want to act independently, then you cannot stay at the party,”He explained