Presidential Aide, Stan Dogbe has called on the Deputy General Secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress, Kofi Adams to resign if he cannot live up to the tenets of the party’s constitution which prescribed the number of delegates to vote at the party’s just ended national delegates congress.
Mr. Adams who is also the spokesperson for ex-president Rawlings has raised red flags over the conduct of last Saturday’s delegates congress in the Brong Ahafo regional capital Sunyani after Mrs. Rawlings lost by a wide margin to President Mills.
But speaking on Multi TV’s political talk show, Majority Caucus, Mr. Dogbe said if Mr. Adams cannot come to terms with the congress results endorsing President Mills’ candidature as the party’s presidential candidate for the 2012 general elections, then Mr. Adams should resign his position or be sacked.
“I am using this opportunity to call on Kofi Adams to resign as Deputy General Secretary. If he will not resign, the party must look at its disciplinary structures and sanction him, remove him, [or] sack him as Deputy General Secretary” he said.
He contended that it was not right for Mr. Adams to question the integrity of the delegates who voted at the Sunyani congress since “the same delegates elected him as Deputy General Secretary. The same delegates elected Nana Konadu as Vice Chairperson of the party. So on what basis is Kofi Adams, a Deputy General Secretary of the party and who was a member of the party’s electoral committee that conducted this election coming to say that the delegate size is not good etc.”
According to Mr. Dogbe, as Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, Mr. Adams is “supposed to reflect the views of the party but you hear him now saying that there was this and that”.
Reminded by show host, James Agyenim-Boateng that aside being a party executive, Mr. Adams also doubles as a spokesperson for the Rawlingses, Stan Dogbe noted that “in an internal contest of that manner, it was tolerated where you can be speaking for your candidate, but the highest decision making body of congress has spoken, the same congress that elected you as Deputy General Secretary to be at the forefront of the party’s activities, the party which is led by Prof. Mills. Now that the same congress has elected Prof. Mills as their leader, you come back to question the integrity of those delegates and then question the integrity of the process.”
He noted that “if he [Kofi Adams] is indeed someone who has reviewed the constitution and operations of the NDC very well, he would realise that his call is quiet misplaced because it is as though we had an opportunity to go to congress with an expanded delegate size and we did not.”
“It is only congress that can decide a change to the party constitution. So if as party Deputy General Secretary he cannot live up to the tenets of that constitution and proceed in the manner that he has done over the last two days to question the integrity of the delegates that also elected him and the decision of those delegates to elect President Mills, I think that Kofi Adams must just resign and join us in the background for us to work to ensure that the NDC wins power again in 2012” he added.
Source: multi TV
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