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Suspension Galore Rocks PNC –

The Peoples National Convention (PNC), once a strong political party in Ghana appears to be on the verge of collapse, following several reported cases of suspension of its leaders.

Internal wrangling and power struggle which have taken the centre stage in the PNC for some months now is now leaving the party in disarray without no clear substantive National Executive as the nation is greeted with suspension of a leader on daily basis.

Some party members fear that PNC may soon destroy all its leaders as the cracks are deepening each day and there will be no PNC in next general elections in 2024 if the elders fold their arms.

Interestingly, the freshest of the series of suspensions happened again when a meeting was held in Kumasi on Tuesday September 7, 2021 by some Executive Members who also decided to suspend, the National Chairman of the party, Moses Dani Baah and the National Leader of the party, David Apasera, who was the presidential candidate of the party in the 2020 elections.

Shockingly, Bala Maikankan has been sworn in as the new acting national chairman of the party.

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However, a statement issued on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 and signed by the National Chairman, Moses Dani Baah described a National Executive Committee meeting held at Kumasi in the Ashanti Region as void decision from disgruntled executives of the party.

According to him, the former General Secretaey, Janet Asana Nabla is still under indefinite suspension following decision by the party’s NEC meeting held at the GNAT Hall in Accra on August 28, 2021.

“The National Executive Committee is the second highest decison making organ of the party after National Congress. As such, it is only NEC or Congress that can vary any decision taken by NEC. And since the NEC meeting at which the former General Secretary was suspended, there has not been any meeting of NEC or Congress to review the decision.

“It is therefore preposterous for any gathering of dissatisfied party executives to meet anywhere and take rather void decision to indicate that the suspended General Secretary has been reinstated. National Executive meetings are held at the behest of the leader in consultation with the National Chairman and/or the General Secretary with one-third of all NEC members attending and chaired by the National Chairman or in his absence, any of the vices and in their absence, a Regional Chairman but with a written concern of the National Chairman,” he stated.

The National Chairman therefore asked the general public to disregard his suspension and reinstatement of the General Secretary since there has not been any invitation or notice of any NEC meeting sanctioned by the leader neither the National Chairman nor any organ or group as stipulated by Article 45 (1)(a) of the party constitution.

“Hon. Moses Dani Baah is still the legitimate serving national chairman of the party and Bala Maikankan will only be impersonating if he hold himself anywhere as the acting National Chairman of PNC, he declared.

Meanwhile, DGN Online understands the party is taking steps to take disciplinary action against all the disgruntled executives who partake in the press conference held in Kumasi.

The party believes the action of the dissatisfied executives was lawless and has brought the image of the party into disrepute.

Information available to DGN Online indicates that Yakubu Farudeen, Director of Communications for the the Greater Accra region who was penciled to be the acting General Secretary has been implicated in the disciplinary committee’s report, making him a candidate for future suspension.

Besides, Jacob Amoako, Deputy General Secretary on the other is reported to have refused the offer to be the acting general secretary.

This has compelled the party to end up settling on the deputy youth organiser to be the now acting General Secretary.

By Vincent Kubi

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