- Allotey Jacobs has said he does not wish to be a member of the NDC again
- The party suspended him in 2020 for anti-party agenda
- He was suspended according to articles 46(1), 46(6), and 46(8) of the party’s constitution
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Bernard Allotey Jacobs says he no longer belongs to the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Speaking on Accra-based Peace FM’s Kookrokoo programme on Wednesday, March 10, and monitored by YEN.com.gh, Allotey Jacobs said he had paid his dues to the umbrella fraternity and it is time for him to move on.
The former Central Regional Chairman of the NDC said he now supports President Nana Akufo-Addo and Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
According to him, the policies being rolled out by the Akufo-Addo administration made it easy for him to declare his support for the President and his vice.
In an earlier YEN.com.gh report, Allotey Jacobs vowed never to return to the NDC even if he was recalled.
The NDC in May 2020 suspended him for “persistent anti-party conduct”.
The suspension was according to articles 46(1), 46(6), and 46(8) of the party’s constitution.
“I will never join that party again. I’m even old; I’m getting to 70 years. God has been merciful to me, so why should I worry myself?” he told a radio station based in the newly created Oti Region.
In other news, former NDC Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Inusah Fuseini, said he would venture into the Akufo-Addo’s administration’s flagship One District, One Factory (1D1F) initiative
Fuseini was already into rice farming when he decided he had had enough of parliament.
He said he was still looking for a market to sell his last year’s harvest.
A private sector-led initiative, the 1D1F programme launched during the president’s first term was to mark that decisive shift towards industrialising the Ghanaian economy.
It also aimed at giving value to the country’s raw materials with the idea of generating jobs for the teeming unemployed youth.
So far 232 out of 260 factories being established under the initiative are at various stages of completion, with some operating at full capacity.
They cut across various sectors and 162 of these factories are operating as new factories. The remaining 64 are revived or expanded projects.
Many however expressed doubts about the existence of the factories—doubts the president addressed when he delivered the first State of the Nation Address of his second term.
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