The Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has suspended Bernard Allotey Jacobs, a former Central Regional Chairman of the party, for what it describes as “persistent anti-party conduct”.
A statement signed by the party’s National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, said the decision was taken after a meeting held today, Wednesday, May 6, 2020, by the Functional Executive Committee (FEC) of the party which acted on behalf of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC).
Bernard Allotey Jacobs’s suspension takes immediate effect in accordance with “Article 46(1), 46(6) and 46(8)(b) of the party’s constitution,” the statement read.
“The matter has been referred to the Disciplinary Committee of the party for further action,” the statement read further.
Earlier today, the party issued a statement to boycott Peace FM’s morning show dubbed Kokrokoo over what the party considers as an “unfair panelling system that the Production Team of that program has continuously foisted on the NDC over a number of months”.
The statement signed by Sammy Gyamfi, the National Communication Officer of the party explained that “the boycott has to do with the unreasonable decision of the producers and host of the program to permanently reserve one (1) of the two (2) slots the party has traditionally had on Wednesdays on the show to Mr. Allotey Jacobs, who is often introduced by the host of the program as a ‘Social Commentator with strong leanings to the NDC,’ ostensibly to spite the NDC”.
The statement continued: “All efforts to get the producers and host of the program to give us a fair representation on the show over the past eight (8) months, including a complaint to the Management of the station for an amicable resolution of this matter, has proven futile as the party continues to be treated with utmost contempt.”