Leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has served a notice warning incoming Parliamentary aspirants against anti-party behaviour launched against some sitting Members of Parliament across the country.
According to the Party, it has come to the attention of the National Executive Committee of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) that some individuals who intend to contest for the party’s 2024 Parliamentary primaries are going round constituencies with sitting MPs instigating hatred and malice against them.
In a statement issued by the Party’s General Secretary Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketiah dated Friday, 25th February, 2022 said, these individuals amongst other things have been alleging that some of the NDC MPs have abandoned the constituencies and prefer to stay in Accra.
In addressing the issue, the party wishes to take this opportunity to state in clear and unambiguous terms that the work of a member of Parliament involves passage of legislations, oversight responsibilities over the executive and representing the constituency in Parliament.
The party wishes to inform its numerous members and sympathizers across the country that it has become necessary for all the NDC o 137 members of Parliament to be present in Parliament at all times to perform duties that are extremely of importance to the nation and their constituencies, hence their unavailability to be in the constituencies at regular times as used to be the case.
Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketiah explained that, members are also to take note that the opening of the period for campaign activities for the party’s internal elections are not yet due.
As a result, any member who jumps the gun could face sanctions
including the possibility of being disqualified from contesting when the time comes.
NDC leadership has cautioned all party members are advised henceforth to desist from this and any activity that will bring the
name of the party to disrepute