Okaikoi North NDC supporters threaten defection over disqualification clause

 Mr Coker

Mr Coker

Some supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Okaikoi North Constituency in the Greater Accra Region have threatened to defect after an aspiring Constituency Chairman was disqualified for being a “non-active” member.
The aspirant, Gregory Quarshie, was reportedly told on Tuesday he has been disqualified because he is not an active member of the NDC.

Chairman of the Vetting Committee who doubles as the Greater Accra Regional Chairman, Ade Coker, reportedly told Mr Quarshie on Tuesday, he has been disqualified because he is not an active member of the NDC.

He reportedly said an active member of the NDC is anybody other than the nine members occupying branch positions.

But peeved by the decision, the over 700 supporters indicated they will defect from the party if Mr Coker went ahead with his plan.

“From the very first day, Team Greg has been hated by both the constituency and regional executives led by Mr Ade Coker,” spokesperson of the group, Rexford Amegbor alleged in an interview.

Contradicting the position of the Regional Chairman, Mr Amegbor said the aspirant has been an active member of the NDC who is well-known throughout the constituency for his stellar unity works.

“He is a registered and card-bearing member of the party since 2007 and was the personal assistant to the former Constituency Chairman in 2017,” Mr Amegbor said of Mr Quarshie, a financial analyst and energy economist.

“He was also the director of elections for Abdul Abass Nasiru in the 2012 Parliamentary Elections and strategist for Abdul Razak Issa in the 2016 Parliamentary Elections, how can you disqualify such a person?” Mr Amegbor quizzed.

Attesting to Mr Quarshie’s work in the constituency, chairman of the Charismatic Evangelistic Ministry branch, Enoch Komla Dogah said the financial analyst has been an active member in the constituency.

“He has been our patron and a keen contributing member of the party,” he stressed, issuing a three-day ultimatum to the Regional Executives to reinstate Mr Quarshie.

“Mr Quarshie’s nomination form was proposed and endorsed by key members of the party, including the Okaikoi North Constituency 2016 Parliamentary Candidate Razak Issah, and seconded by the 2012 Parliamentary Candidate, Nasiru Abass, Godwin Ako Gunn and Andrew Okaikoi,” Mr Dogah insisted. –myjoyonline.com

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