Mr. Kofi Kukubor, a member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has called on the party’s Council of elders to take “swift action” against the ten regional Chairpersons who have called on former President John Dramani Mahama to consider contesting the 2020 primaries.
In a statement, Mr. Kukubor wondered why the ten regional chairmen took such a move when “NEC had decided and instructed that nobody especially in line with the constitution should openly declare or endorse any Presidential candidate.”
The ten regional chairpersons in a statement after a meeting with Mr. Mahama on Thursday admonished him to embark on a ‘Thank You Tour’ to appreciate the support the party had over the past years.
They also asked him to consider contest in 2020 following calls from teaming supporters and Ghanaians.
However, Mr. Kukubor believes the action of the chairpersons was an act of indiscipline.
In the statement he charged the party to call them to come and explain their action.
Below is the statement from Mr. Kukobor:
The Indiscipline of 10 Regional Chairmen
Every Regional Chairman is a member of the National Executive Committee, NEC.
NEC has decided and instructed that nobody especially in line with the constitution should openly declare or endorse any Presidential candidate.
NEC further subscribed to the programmes outlined towards the reorganization of which the Secretariat is in the process of releasing a press to that effect.
Secondly, the Council of Elders in line with the recommended implementation programmes, announced Mr. Kwame Peprah as the head of the Monitoring group of the registration of party members.
Before the secratariat could release a press, Regional Chairmen who are also members of NEC, the very decision making body that they belong to, went on air to undermine the very authority they expect members to submit to, disrespecting the office of the Chairman and Leader of the Party, and attempting to derail the work of the Council of Elders.
If money is not the motivation, let these Regional Chairmen come to explain this indiscipline attitude.
I strongly urge and plead that the members of the Council of Elders meet immediately to take swift action on this gross indiscipline of Party Chairmen if they want to see this great party survive into the far future.
Shalom Kofi Kukubor NEC Member