Greater Accra Regional Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Anthony Nukpenu, has stated that the former Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo-Prampram, Enoch Teye Mensah, is going to be suspended from the main opposition party.
According to Mr Anthony Nukpenu, E.T. Mensah’s loyalty and commitment to the NDC after the just-ended elections are in doubt, threatening the NDC’s efforts to contest in the next elections, adding that it would be better for the former Ningo-Prampram MP to be ostracized and dismissed from the party.
Lately the former Youth and Sports Minister under the Rawlings administration has been dishing it out to the party’s leadership and called on the NDC to apologize to Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, wife of former President Rawlings who is the founder of the party.
In an interview with 3FM, E.T Mensah, said, “The story must be told; people cherish what President Rawlings did, especially the former first lady; and we should go and beg the former first lady. It was messy; we should go and beg the former first lady to come back.
He further commended the former president and his wife for turning a blind eye to the provocations from some members of the NDC.
From Mr. E.T Mensah’s point of view, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawling, who is a founding member, exited the party because of the “pervasive indiscipline and corruption in the NDC.”
However, responding to E.T Mensah’s plea on Asempa FM’s ‘Ekosii Sen’ programme on Monday, Anthony Nukpenu said the NDC party doesn’t need Nana Konadu.“We are a moving train. As we move, some will get down, others will join, and so that call to go and beg somebody to come back is a very negligible call, very irrelevant, and has no bearing on the cause of the NDC.
“As we speak, that person who made the call could be suspended from the party if care is not taken. Let me emphasize, that person making that call to go and beg whoever to come back, I am telling him that if he does not take care he will be suspended from the party.
“As it stands today, I cannot vouch for his loyalty and complete commitment to the NDC’s advancement for the next elections. If you are alive today and your loyalty and commitment to the party is questionable, you think we will sit down and look at you?
“NDC is now in opposition. We are in introspective mood looking for a surgeon that will diagnose us in the theatre and we are expecting leaders who have led this party in their respective regimes as ministers and members of parliament to be committed to that cause, but they are making divisive comments, comments that do not help the unity of the party,” Nukpenu stated.
However, ET is calling on the NDC leadership to call Anthony Nukpenu to order.
He questioned the locus of the party’s regional organizer to have him thrown out of the party.
“What is this boy called Anthony saying? He shouldn’t tell me that because I don’t want to hear it. Who gave him that authority to say that I would be dismissed from the party? He is not the general secretary neither is he the chairman. What is his beef and when did he come to the party? He’s just a small boy,” ET said on Accra-based Okay FM.
The former Ningo-Prampram MP said even if the leadership of the party decides to dismiss him from it for voicing out his intentions, it should not come from the regional organizer.