- This NDC has suspended Stephen Atubiga
- He was suspended for disparaging key party officials
- This follows the sacking of Allotey Jacobs
The suspended former flagbearer aspirant of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Stephen Atubiga, says he will never retract nor write to apologise to the party’s campaign manager in the 2020 elections for criticising him for being incompetent.
Atubiga wildly criticised Joshua Alabi in a write-up on his Facebook wall for woefully failing the NDC in the 2020 general elections.
He was suspended on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, for making “disparaging and unfounded” remarks against key party officials including Alabi.
In a two-page letter announcing his suspension, the NDC’s Functional Executive Committee referred him to the Disciplinary Committee for a hearing.
“It is our hope that you would co-operate with the Disciplinary Committee for an expeditious determination of your case,” the party said in a statement.
Reacting to his suspension on Accra-based Neat FM's 'Me Man Nti' programme and monitored by YEN.com.gh, Atubiga said he stands by his criticisms of the campaign manager.
"I have the right to criticize him as the campaign Manager but granted that if Prof Alabi has an issue with me, he can write to the party and send me a copy . . . Prof Alabi is not a party member more than me . . . if they are referring to senior members in the party I am one of them . . . I’ve been arrested because of this party, no one came to my house yet I didn't get discouraged,” he stated.
He urged the party to appreciate the criticism that is internally drawing the attention to “why we lost miserably.”
In other NDC news, a member of the party on Facebook by the name Wî-Fï Dė Rëd Mhønnï hit back at the sacked former Central Regional Chairman of the party for describing the party as “devil’s den.”
Bernard Allotey Jacobs said in the aftermath of his expulsion from the umbrella fraternity that a lot more people will soon ditch the NDC because of its evil ways.
“If you’re in that party, you are in the devil’s den,” the former Central Regional Chairman of the NDC said in an interview on Starr FM and monitored by YEN.com.gh.
The NDC on March 23 expelled him from its fold for “misconduct and anti-party behaviour.”
Angered by Allotey Jacobs’ relentless denigration of the NDC, Wî-Fï Dė Rëd Mhønnï wrote in a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh that: “With this your nose, how will you smell good things from the NDC?”
On his part, Stephen Oduro said the party lost the 2016 elections because of characters “like this Allotey [Jacobs]. “I don't blame him but delegates who voted him to occupy that position as a regional chairman. Thank God today he is no more with us.”
Mohammed B. Issahaq described him as “the Modern-day Judas .” “Skin pain!!! ,” he added.
Zege Ossom wants the likes of Allotey Jacobs out of the NDC immediately. “One good thing about the NDC is, it is attractive to the youth of today, and old pigs like you are not needed.”
Yakubu Alhassan was shocked by the latest statement by Allotey Jacobs saying: “Surprise to see old man of your calibre behaving foolishly like this.”
“Who is advising this man? The person must not be paid this month's salary,” Akpaku Divine added.
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