Both the National Chairman and the General Secretary of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Bernard Mornah and Atik Mohammed, should resign immediately from their positions following the disqualification the party’s flag bearer from the presidential race, Mr Abu Ramadan, former National Youth Organiser of the PNC, has said.
According to him, it was their duty to ensure that the nomination forms of Dr Edward Mahama were properly filled in order for the party to partake in the presidential election.
For the first time in the Fourth Republic, the PNC will not take part in a presidential election following the disqualification which Mr Ramadan blames on the two national executives.
Apart from Dr Mahama, 12 others were also disqualified. The others are: Flag bearer of the All People's Congress (APC), Hassan Ayariga; Dr Agyenim Boateng of the United Front Party (UFP); Kofi Akpaloo of the Independent People's Party (IPP); Kwabena Adjei of the Reformed Patriotic Democrats (RPD); and former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings of the National Democratic Congress (NDP).
The others include: Dr Henry Herbert Lartey of the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP); Mr Richard Nixon Tetteh (United Development Systems Party); Thomas Ward-Brew of the Democratic People’s Party (DPP); Alfred Kwame Asiedu Walker, an independent candidate, and Akua Donkor of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP). Mr Akwasi Addae Odike of the United Progressive Party's nomination is on hold pending a court case.
Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen political programme on Tuesday October 11, Mr Ramadan said: “Bernard Mornah and Atik Mohammed should resign within one week because they were supposed to have ensured that the forms were properly filled. The flag bearer could not have done it alone. The General Secretary and the National Chairman should have gone through the nominations form to ensure that it was properly filled before the submission.”
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