NDC Sacks Allotey Jacobs Over Indiscipline

Bernard Allotey Jacobs, Social Commentator Bernard Allotey Jacobs, Social Commentator

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expelled its former Central Regional Chairman, Bernard Allotey Jacobs from the party over disciplinary issues.

According to the party, it took the action against Mr Jacobs for misconduct and anti-party behaviour.

However, Bernard Allotey Jacobs, claimed long before the expulsion he had voluntarily resigned from the NDC, although he hadn't served them with an official notice.

The party disclosed that its Disciplinary Committee, made the recommendation and was adopted by the Functional Executive Committee unanimously.

"At our meeting on Wednesday 17th March 2021, the Functional Executive Committee of the NDC considered the report and recommendations of the Disciplinary Committee on the case or misconduct and anti-party behaviour brought against you Mr. Allotey Jacobs pursuant to articles 48(I) (b) and 8 (b) of the NDC Constitution."

"The Committee's report which is herein attached for your attention found you guilty of the said allegations of misconduct, anti-party conduct and recommended among other things your immediate expulsion from the party. The Functional Executive Committee acting in compliance of Article 48(1) of the NDC Constitution has unanimously adopted the report and accepts fully its recommendation for your expulsion from the party."

The party, thus asked Allotey Jacobs to return any party property in his possession. The party also said the expelled members forfeit any amounts of money, dues, or subscription he has made to the party.

"You are therefore by the decision of FEC, expelled from the National Democratic Congress and for that matter no more recognized as a member of the party and cannot carry yourself as such."

"You are by this letter and pursuant to Article 48(10) directed to return any party properties that may be in your custody and shall forfeit any money, dues or subscription fees made to the Party."

The party made this known in a press statement issued on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, signed by its General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah.

In the letter signed by Mr Asiedu Nketia, said Mr Allotey Jacobs, was dismissed on grounds that he exhibited "anti-party behaviour."

Prior to this decision, the NDC earlier suspended the former Central Regional Chairman over what the party described as "persistent anti-party conduct."

However, Allotey has indicated that his decision to resign came weeks before this letter from the party.

"About two weeks ago, I said I have resigned from the party. I'm no longer a member of the NDC,".

"At our meeting on Wednesday 17th March, the Functional Executive Committee of the NDC considered the report and recommendations of the Disciplinary Committee on the case of misconduct and anti-party behaviour brought against you Mr Allotey Jacob's pursuant to Article 48(1) (b) and 8 (b) of the NDC Constitution.

"The Committee's report which is herein attached for your attention found you guilty of the said allegations of misconduct, anti-party conduct and recommended among other things your immediate expulsion from the party," portions of the statement read.

However, speaking on NewsNite, Mr Allotey Jacobs described the move as "funny", adding that the party should have written to inform him of their acceptance of his resignation from the party and not a letter expelling from the party.

He also added that henceforth he will remain a Social Commentator and would not want to be associated with any political party. That notwithstanding, he indicated an inclination towards the New Patriotic Party's leadership.

"I will not join any political party, but I will support Akufo-Addo and Bawumia for their leadership qualities".

Source: www.theheraldghana.com