Ashanti NDC wages war against indiscipline in party

kofiThe leadership of the Ashanti Region National Democratic Congress (NDC), has cautioned that it will not shield party supporters who would engage in acts of lawlessness.

The NDC regional executive said the party would not tolerate members who would flout the party’s rules and the 1992 Constitution.

The warning comes in the wake of agitations by some youth of Ashanti NPP, calling for the removal of some municipal and district chief executives in the region.

In the latest incident, NDC youth in the Nwabiagya North Constituency last week threatened to violently remove the District Chief Executive (DCE) of Atwima Nwabiagya, Nana Asare Bediako, if the President fails to sack him within one week.

Similar actions occurred in the Amansie West and Afigya Kwabre districts as well as the Ejisu-Juaben municipality.

NDC executives of the Nwabiagya South Constituency have condemned the youth for their outburst, ahead of a scheduled meeting to resolve the matter.

The constituency chairman, James Adu Tutu, said  “ the conduct of the youth is alien to the party”.

The party officials had met to consider various options, including expulsion of people whose conduct posed threat to peace and tranquility.

At an Ashanti NDC meeting held last Wednesday, the party vowed to deal ruthlessly with any supporter who would be found disturbing public peace or bringing the party’s name into disrepute.

Raymond Tandoh, the Ashanti NDC Regional Secretary, told Nhyira FM that “it is a worrying situation,” describing the emergence of the youth agitations as Arab Spring.

“It has started like the Arab spring. First it was at Manso Nkwanta, Afigya Kwabre, Ejisu-Juaben and now Nwabiagya North. So as a regional executive, we met last Wednesday and we decided to stop it,” Mr. Tandoh explained.

The executive committee resolved to disown and punish members who flout the party’s constitution and that of the state.

Mr. Tandoh warned the party would not shield anyone found to have violated rules and the NDC constitution, which prescribes punitive measures including suspension or expulsion for erring members.

He said it is unacceptable for any individual or group to give ultimatum to the President to sack any official.

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