Threats have been made by the Greater Accra Regional Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Anthony Nukpenu, to suspend the former minister of Sports under the Rawlings administration, Enoch Teye Mensah based on his alleged disloyalty to the party.
Accused of being scorned after losing his Ningo-Prampram seat to his former prodigy, ET Mensah has been calling out the leadership of the NDC to put some things in order to see to the development of the party.
Most prominent was a recent remark he made to the NDC to reconcile with the wife of former President Rawlings, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings and to ask her to return to 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.”
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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.
Mr. Anthony Nukpenu said E.T. Mensah’s loyalty and commitment to the NDC is 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.
“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," said Nukpenu.
ET Mensah has since called 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.