Executives of the Ningo-Prampram National Democratic Congress are displeased with former MP E.T Mensah's decision to vie for a position in the Council of State.
The constituency executives of the party have expressed shock at their former MP's bid for a membership on the Council of State in an NPP government, and are seeking to talk him out of it.
This decision to vie for a Council of State membership, according to the executives, is a betrayal of the NDC, and would be seen as such by the long-time members of the party.
Speaking to Citi News, the secretary of the Ningo-Prampram NDC Cephas Teye said, "We are yet to convene a meeting to discuss that issue. The first time I heard it, I was shocked the old man [ET Mensah] can go that far. For somebody who has been a minister for so many years and when there is a change in government you go and join the other government, to be a member of the council for that government is something else.”
He further stated, “I called the chairman and told him about what I’ve heard. We are yet to meet and discuss how we will go about that decision; it’s either we go to him or see what else to do. Majority of our people don’t understand that it is non-partisan, so as soon as they see him during a different government regime, they will be thinking that he has gone to join them [NPP]."
Usually, Council of State members are individuals with leanings towards the party in power, as such the decision of E.T Mensah to seek a spot in the council comes as a surprise to all.
The elections for the Council of State will be held tomorrow, February 16.
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