General News of Sunday, 23 July 2017
The General Secretary of the People’s National Convention Atik Mohammed has dismissed reports that he has been suspended indefinitely by his party.
Mohammed failed to survive a vote-of-no confidence by the PNC on Saturday following his public attacks on the party’s 2016 flagbearer Dr. Edward Mahama following his ambassadorial appointment by President Akufo-Addo.
The decision by the physician to accept the ‘ambassador-at-large’ appointment has attracted a barrage of criticism from senior members of the PNC including its chairman Bernard Mornah.
However, Starr News understands Mr. Mornah and other executives who criticised the appointment survived the vote-of-no confidence.
But in a reaction on his Facebook page, moments after the suspension was announced, Mr. Mohammed said no organ of the party except a national congress has the powers to suspend him.
“My attention has been drawn to some news that I have been suspended indefinitely. It is not true and, indeed, no organ of the party save National Congress is clothed with such powers. I will officially be issuing a statement to this effect.”