The Functional Executive Committee (FEC) of the National Democratic Congress has suspended one of the party’s communications team member Stephen Atubiga from the party.
In a suspension letter signed by Hon. Jehdsoni ASiedu-Nketiah to Stephen Atubiga, the FEC of the party has outlined series breach of constitutional provisions by the later against the rank and file of the National Democratic Congress in the recent times.
The leadership of the party has also asked Stephen Atubiga to co-operate with the Disciplinary Committee for an expeditious
determination of your case on his suspension.
“At its meeting on Thursday the 8th of March, 202, FEC reviewed its decision on your conduct pursuant to the profuse apologies and pledges you made to be of good conduct for a period of six
months following your meeting with FEC on the 24th of February, 2021”
“You would recall that FEC summoned you to a meeting in respect of a news item atributed to you and published on Ghanaweb on Saturday, 13 February, 2021 captioned, “Only Useless Politictans
“In the said publication, you made disparaging and unfounded comments about key senior Party members, including Hon. Joshua Alabi.”
“At the end of a lengthy discussion on this and related issues with you, you admitted publishing the said news items, recanted amidst profuse apologies never to do or say anything that would bring
the good name of the Party into disrepute, attesting to same on your letter dated 26 February, 2021.”
“You also agreed to officially write on your facebook wall retracting your earlier writings and to write officially to Hon. Joshua Alabi apologizing personally to him and to refrain from such defamatory comments in the future.”
“However, recent publications on social media attributed to you on March 8, March 12 and March 14 among others, denigrating the Party and individuals in the Party indicate that you are not only in preach of your own promises and hence not reliable but you are further denting the image of the party contrary to article 47(0) (a, b) of the Party’s Constitution.”
“You also fiailed to write the letter of apology to Hon. Joshua Alabi as you earlier promiscd.
At the end of its deliberations therefore, the following decisions were taken in accordance with the said artictes 48(1), 48(6), 48(8 a and b) of the Party’s Constitution;
1. That with immediate effect, your membership of the NDC is suspended.
2. That the matter be referred to the Party’s Disciplinary Committee for further action.”
“You are therefore by this letter to take note and notice is hereby given that your membership of the NDC is suspended, pending the hearing and final determination by the National Disciplinary Committee”
“Please find attached your copy of a separate letter of referral to the Disciplinary Committee. It is our hope that you would co-operate with the Disciplinary Committee for an expeditious determination of your case.”