Constituency Chairmen of the National Democratic Congress in the Volta Region have waded into the agitations for the reassigning of some executives of
Constituency Chairmen of the National Democratic Congress in the Volta Region have waded into the agitations for the reassigning of some executives of the party in the region to the newly created Oti Region.
A group by name Concerned Volta NDC Grassroot in a petition to the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party stated, “We wish to state, for the record, that Hon. Kwadwo Gyapong, aside from being a son of the land (Oti) has vast and rich experience worth utilising in the reorganization drive of the party in the newly created region ahead of next year’s general elections.”
The group added “Besides, Volta is blessed with very experienced and resourceful members who can easily lead the NDC even in the absence of chairman Kudjo. Sadly though, same cannot be said of Oti, and many will agree that consolidating the party structures and activities in a new region as Oti requires no mean experience.”
Commenting on the issue in a jointly signed statement, the Constituency Chairmen described the agitations as “unfortunate” and uncalled for as Volta and Oti “are one regardless of the recent split”.
They fear the handling of the issue by the group may disturb the peace of the NDC in the two regions and distort plans toward victory in the 2020 elections.
“It’s sad some (unseen hands)are reducing this to pedestrian issues which run counter to our unity in diversify. Our laws must be respected. We are strongly against any attempt to use, structures unknown to the party to disturb the peace of Volta/Oti,” they stressed.
They further called on NEC to “as a matter of urgency intervene to (restore sanity and normalcy among all stakeholders and various interest groups in order to guarantee that progress made so far in respect of victory 2020 are not eroded by this unfortunate devt) groups bring those splinter groups who doesn’t want to play by the rule to order.”
Read the full statement below
VOLTA NDC CHAIRMEN POSITION ON VOLTA/OTI EXECUTIVES MOVEMENT- 17/04/2019
We, the constituency chairmen of Volta Region, have observed rather sadly, agitation by session(sections)of Voltarians on the above subject.
It is our considered opinion that, to the extent that NEC decision, the guidelines for that matter, does not breach any party rule, we are ready to work with whoever opts to stay in Volta. We the chairmen have good working relationship with all the current executives. Everything is taking shape for victory 2020 in our various constituencies. We therefore see it as unfortunate, (why) a simple issue ground in law should be reduced to (only one person) ( an endless banter around personality)
Reiterating our position, NEC decision has far reaching benefits for our cross-cultural coexistence. (Literally),Volta/Oti are one regardless of the recent split. It’s sad some (unseen hands)are reducing this to pedestrian issues which run counter to our unity in diversify.
(Our laws must be respected. We are strongly against any attempt to use, structures unknown to the party to disturb the peace of Volta/Oti)
We appeal to NEC to (as a matter of urgency) intervene to (restore sanity and normalcy among all stakeholders and various interest groups in order to guarantee that progress made so far in respect of victory 2020 are not eroded by this unfortunate devt) groups bring those splinter groups who doesn’t want to play by the rule to order.
(The matter in issue is well grounded in our party constitution reference Art 8 and 40 of NDC Constitution) guess this fits into paragraph 2, or?
We once again assure NEC and the party leadership that the Constituency Chairmen are resolute and prepared to work with any of our brothers from Oti who intends to remain in Volta. After all, they were elected overwhelming as Volta Executives in the first place.
Let our law and guidelines prevail.
On this note, we humbly appeal to NEC to let the status quo remain and treat all the amorphous group with care.
Signed: Undersigned Constituency Chairmen…
*List of Constituency Chairmen: Volta Region
1. Killian Donkor, Kpando: 0209076046
2. Frank Afriyie, Afadjato: 0243263835
3. George Bright Anni Bansah, Hohoe: 0208279279
4. Delight Nukomako Tettey, Ho West: 0263011477
5. Kennedy Mensah, North Dayi: 0247934868
6. Edem Baah, South Dayi: 0549687185
7. Franklin Gedzia, Ho Central: 0243485252
8. Alfred Odikro, Agortime/Ziorpe: 0244591791
9. Dorfe Samuel Atomy, Adaklu: 0267902624
10. Richard Awudza, Akatsi North: 0542665599
11. Anthony Owusu, Akatsi South: 0208113095
12. Bismarck Adrigbate, Ketu North: 0553760406
13. Bright Kwaku Kumordzu, Ketu South
14. Senanu Kwasi Djokoto, Keta: 0244783650
15. Rolex Miheso, Anlo: 0243325223
16. Henry Ampah Johnson, South Tongu: 0244481539
17. Confidence E. Abotsi, Central Tongu: 0244773170
18. Christian K Akaho-Tay, North Tongu: 0204604227
The General Secretary, NDC, Accra.
National Chairman, NDC Accra.
Regional Chairman, NDC Ho.
MP Caucus Chairman, Accra.
NDC Legal Team, Accra
By: Kekeli Kuatsenu/awakenewsonline.com