The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has hinted of axing the former Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Enoch Teye Mensah, over his perceived disloyalty and lack of commitment to the party.
Anthony Nukpenu, Greater Accra Regional Secretary of the NDC, said on Monday that Mr. Mensah’s loyalty to the NDC was in doubt, a development which could lead to his dismissal from the party.
Mr. Nukpenu’s comments followed a plea made by Mr. Mensah that Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, wife of the founder of the NDC who quit the party ahead of the 2012 elections to form her own party – citing indiscipline and corruption in the NDC for her exit – should be brought back to the NDC.
Mr. Mensah in a recent interview inferred that the high level of indiscipline in the NDC led to the exit of the former first lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, who is also the wife of the founder of the NDC, former President Jerry John Rawlings, from the party.
He said it was important that the leadership of the party reconcile with Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings in order to bring back the fortunes of the party.
According to him, other key individuals who also left the NDC over disagreements and those sitting on the fence should be given a second chance to come back to the party.
Describing Nana Konadu as a workaholic, Mr. Mensah, a guru of the party advocated a truth and reconciliation platform which would allow each and every member to voice his or her grievances to bring decorum in the party.
“The story must be told, people cherish what former President Rawlings did, especially the former first lady; and we should go and beg the former first lady. It was messy, we should go and beg her to come back,” he noted.
Mr. Mensah further accused some NDC communicators and party faithful who he said showed disrespect towards the elderly and undermined their contributions to the party.
However in a riposte, Mr. Nukpenu said the party did not need Mrs. Rawlings.
He said: “We are a moving train. As we move, some will get down, others will join, and so that call to go and beg somebody to come back is a very negligible call, very irrelevant, and has no bearing on the cause of the NDC.”
“As we speak, that person who made the call could be suspended from the party if care is not taken.
Let me emphasise that person making that call to go and beg whoever to come back, I am telling him that if he does not take care he would be suspended from the party,” the NDC Regional Secretary cautioned.
“As it stands today, I cannot vouch for his loyalty and complete commitment to the NDC’s advancement for the next elections. If you are alive today and your loyalty and commitment to the party is questionable, you think we will sit down and look at you?
“NDC is now in opposition. We are in introspective mood looking for a surgeon that will diagnose us in the theatre and we are expecting leaders who have led this party in their respective regimes as ministers and Members of Parliament to be committed to that cause but they are making divisive comments, comments that do not help the unity of the party.”
Pix- Mr. E. T. Mensah