-Top member of the People’s National Convention is calling on the 2016 flag bearer of the party to step aside
-The calls come after Dr. Edward Mahama received an ambassadorial appointment from President Akufo-Addo
-The Executive member of the party claimed that the Party’s rank and file were not informed about the appointment
The General Secretary of the People’s National Convention has revealed that the party is set to hold a crucial meeting to decide the fate of 2016 presidential hopeful and flag bearer of the party in 2016, Dr. Edward Nasigiri Mahama.
The meeting comes after the flag bearer was appointed Ambassador-at-Large by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday, July 10.
Mr. Atik Mohammed, speaking on Accra-based Okay FM revealed that the party in general was not aware of the special appointment and only heard of it after it was announced in the news. He advised the long-serving flag bearer of the party to either resign from the party or resign after receiving an appointment from another political party that was in power.
The General Secretary of the party added that the leader of the political party in the past rejected an appointment during the erstwhile Kufuor administration so he was at a loss as to why he accepted the appointment from President Akufo-Addo.
He bemoaned the fact that this important information had been kept under wraps from other top party executives making the appointment come as a surprise to many of them.
The National Executive Council (NEC) of the party are therefore going to go into a meeting to look at the way forward with regards to the appointment.
In a sharp rebuttal on the matter about going against the party, Dr. Edward Mahama stated in no uncertain terms that he did not need full approval of the party before accepting the ambassadorial appointment. The 2016 flag bearer indicated that he discussed the issue with his running mate when the appointment was first announced to him in January.
He added that he had not flouted any of the party’s rules by accepting the appointment.
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