The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has served notice it is going ahead with its national delegates’ congress, despite a move to place an injunction on it by a disgruntled member.
The Member of Parliament for Afram Plains North, Emmanuel Aboagye Didieye, claims he was unfairly disqualified from contesting the national organiser position of the ruling party. The failed aspirant is accusing the vetting committee of acting unconstitutionally in his disqualification.
“The [vetting] committee told me I have been disqualified… It is untrue that I have voluntarily withdrawn… I have to place an injunction on the congress so that we address the issues,” Didieye told Starr News.
However, the deputy general secretary George Lawson said the ruling party “did nothing wrong” and will go ahead with the December 20 delegates’ congress to elect new national executives.
According to him, Didieye failed to “satisfy the requirements” in contesting a national office of the over 20-year-old party.
“Ask him, was he able to satisfy the requirements – a proposer, witnesses and a seconder and five members from five constituencies in each region to sign and has he exhausted the complaint procedure of the party,” Lawson told Accra-based Joy FM.
He threatened that the MP could face sanctions over his court action. The case is expected to be called next week.
This is the third time the NDC congress scheduled for Kumasi on December 20 has been in limbo.