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General News Mon, 19 Mar 2018

Opuni’s suit - NDC Action Movement slams party leadership’s bias support

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The Action movement of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expressed surprise at the kind of statement former COCBOD CEO, Dr Stephen Kwabena Opuni’s prosecution has attracted from the party leadership.

According to the group, it wonders why the issue was different from the former Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial leader, Abuga Pele who was recently jailed for causing financial loss to the state, but had no such support and solidarity from the party, wondering if it is the case that the former MP is not part of the John Mahama faction.

In a statement signed by Spokesperson for Action Movement, Kodzo Hamenya Keglo, the group noted that it “is still with the strong view that former appointees are allowed to answer for their stewardship for this country. Competent and honest appointees must be able to happily defend their works. It is not strategic and it is unwise for any leader to rally the NDC party members to defend appointees now when we have Party reorganization on our hands.

“The NDC party is not a court, the NDC party must not carry the cross of any appointee. Appointee’s actions and inactions must not affect the NDC’s 2020 election bid. If the NDC leadership has learnt their lessons well from 2016, they will lead the party to do vigorous branch reorganization now and ask every appointee to thoroughly defend themselves when invited.”

Below is the full statement

PRESS RELEASE FROM NDC ACTION MOVEMENT- 19/03/2018

On the 30th day of August 2017, the Action Movement of the NDC expressed worry about the seeming lack of interest by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to crack the whip on alleged corrupt officials of the erstwhile John Mahama regime.

The Action movement has seen the appointment of Martin Amidu as an action from a bold president who wants to handle corruption in a National sense followed by the sentence of the former National Coordinator of the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Agency on various counts, including willfully causing financial loss to the state.

The Action movement is 100% in agreement with the founder of the NDC when he warned people who have threatened to free the prosecuted former Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial leader when the NDC returns to power. It is true that, such actions will let the NDC remain in opposition for a long time.

The Action movement is extremely surprised with the kind of statement Former COCBOD CEO, Dr Stephen Kwabena Opuni’s prosecution has attracted from the NDC leadership. Why was the issue different from the former Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial leader?. Is it the case that the former Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial leader is not part of the JM’s

The Action Movement is still with the strong view that former appointees are allowed to answer for their stewardship for this country. Competent and honest appointees must be able to happily defend their works. It is not strategic and it is unwise for any leader to rally the NDC party members to defend appointees now when we have Party reorganization on our hands.

The NDC party is not a court, the NDC party must not carry the cross of any appointee. Appointee’s actions and inactions must not affect the NDC’s 2020 election bid. If the NDC leadership has learnt their lessons well from 2016, they will lead the party to do vigorous branch reorganization now and ask every appointee to thoroughly defend themselves when invited.

On the issue of President Nana Addo’s posture on handling corruption allegations of his appointees, the Action Movement wants every man who has stolen from this country be persecuted, but let Nana Addo prosecute who is guilty today in his view and other presidents also prosecute the remaining thieves and we will still have our equation balancing.

The Action Movement wants a country where the corrupt and the thieves themselves will refuse appointments when they are appointed by our presidents as a result of the national approach we learn to solve this corruption canker.

We are making a strong call to the President to pursue what the electorates voted for – clamp down on corruption. It is only when action is taken in this direction that we can confidently say we are fighting corruption nationally.

Long live the founder

Long live the NDC

Long live the Action Movement – NDC

………Signed……………

Kodzo Hamenya Keglo (Spokes Person 0244 608497)

Source: kasapafmonline.com
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