General News of 2014-01-22

'Monstrous laws could cripple NPP'

A former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Ohene Ntow, believes if the party should face out today, the current leaders of the party should be fully blamed.
A decision by the National Executive Committee of the NPP to decentralize their national annual Delegates Conference has been classified as monstrous by Ntow Ohene Ntow.
He explained on Neat FM that if the executives are to bend the laws today to favor their egos, they should bear in mind that when they leave office others are bound to do a similar act. To avoid any form of selectiveness when using the NPP’s constitution, Mr. Ntow cautioned the current executives against decentralizing their annual delegates conference.
According to him, when news broke out that this year’s National Delegates Conference would be organized at the various regions instead of one venue, it made him sad. He stated that for some time now, the party executives have taken the law into their hands and enacted reforms which have had damaging repercussions on the party.
“Before I left office, there were suggestions that we should expand the number of delegates who voted during our national conferences. We all supported the idea, but we maintained that enough time must be given to it before we pass it…We didn’t give it the needed attention before most of us left office.
The negative effect of that expansion exercise we undertook is that it is now difficult for the party to operate a national conference at one venue but at different regions. But if we are to vote at ten different locations, then it doesn’t make the voting a conference. We need one third quorum before we can have a national conference. If we are to wake up one day and say all delegates should vote in their respective regions, who would be there to classify it a quorum?” he asked.