Mr S.K. Kwakye, the suspended NDC Vice Chairman of Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai constituency, has responded to the suspension letter from the Western North Regional Secretary, Mr George Ofori Danquah.
Per the letter signed by the Regional Secretary, Mr George Ofori Danquah, the constituency Vice Chairman was summoned to appear before the Regional Complaint Committee Friday, July 16, 2021, but he declined the invitation without reason.
According to the embattled chair, “It is instructive to state that there are factual inconsistencies in the letter” S.K. Kwakye addressed Mr George Ofori Danquah’s letter.
The professional electrician, S.K. Kwakye stated in his letter that “The claim that he purposefully refused to appear before the regional committee is false,”
What is more worrying is the fact that the Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai constituency vice chairman made it clear in his letter that the Regional Secretary, Mr George Ofori Danquah, a professional teacher, quoted a wrong article in the party’s constitution.
“It is instructive to acknowledge that the quoted article only makes provision for a constitutional amendment. Hence, the suspension has no footing,” S.K. Kwakye stated.
BELOW IS THE VICE-CHAIRMAN RESPONSE TO THE NDC REGIONAL EXECUTIVES
MR. GEORGE OFORI DANQUAH
July 19, 2021.
RE: Letter of suspension
I have officially received a letter from the regional secretariat announcing my suspension from office as Vice Chairman of the party.
It is instructive to state that there are factual inconsistencies contained in the letter. I would therefore like to make the following statement:
- The assertion that I was informed of a supposed meeting between the regional executives and constituency committee members as part of a purported regional thank you tour cannot be true. For the records, no letter was served on me to that effect.
- The claim that I purposefully refused to appear before the regional committee is false. On Friday, July 16 2021, I received a letter at 10:03am notifying me to appear before the regional committee same day. I did indicate that I would not be available at the said time and requested that that summon be rescheduled.
- It is vicious to suspend me on the basis of Article 48 of the party’s constitution. It is appropriate to acknowledge that the quoted article only makes provision for constitutional amendment. Thence, the suspension has no footing.
I wish to state that recognising the solemn truth that we are a party governed by laws, it is fair to mention that all actions and sanctions must be premised on due process of law. Since the regional secretariat failed to act in accordance with law, I am unable to obey the directives of the aforementioned letter.
Again, it is important to make the point that the party needs the fullest involvement of each individual. Divisions and threats in our party cannot promote growth. It is time we all recognized that unity is the key to success. I call on the National Executive Committee to look into these differences in our party, especially in the Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai constituency (BABC), to ensure that sanity is restored.
•Dep. General Secretary
•Chairman, Regional Council of Elders
•Constituency Secretary, BAB
•All constituency Executives, BAB
•Constituency Party Elders, BAB