Nabla stands suspended; no PNC executive was attacked during NDC elections – PNC Communications Secretary
The National Communications Secretary of the People’s National Convention (PNC) Awudu Ishaq has explained that the party having received an invitation from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) addressed to the National Chairman, mandated the National Communications Secretary, National Youth Organizer, the National Women’s Organizer and the Upper West Regional Organizer to attend the Congress on behalf of the Party.
These officers, the PNC said, attended the Congress and were duly acknowledged and given the opportunity just like other invited sister party representatives to deliver a Solidarity Message.
“It is therefore shocking to hear of a purported attack on Ms Janet Nabla the suspended General Secretary of the party by supposed thugs whom she is yet to identify. As far as the PNC is concerned, Ms Janet Nabla stands suspended and had no right whatsoever to represent the Party at the just ended Congress of the NDC.
“To be stopped from accessing the for not possessing the requisite accreditation to the Congress cannot amount to an assault. For the records, the PNC is run by an acting General Secretary in the person of Mr Prince Agyemang Duah,” a statement issued by the PNC said.
It added “The PNC wishes to apologize to the NDC for the sinister agenda of our former General Secretary seeking to portray the NDC as a violent party in an attempt to court the sympathies of her benefactors through whom she has been running down the PNC.
“We further assure the good people of Ghana that we cherish our relationship with the NDC as opposition parties with ideological similarities and our doors are opened for any collaboration of mutual interest as far as the progress and development of Ghana is concerned.”
On Tuesday other executives of the PNC announced a resolution by leadership to boycott all programmes to be organised by the opposition NDC with immediate effect.
According to the third largest opposition party, the first largest opposition party assaulted its General Secretary, Janet Nabla, at the Accra Sports Stadium venue of the NDC delegates.
The PNC had received invitation from the NDC to be present and solidarise with them at the 10th National Delegates Congress. However, some members of the NDC attacked the leader of PNC’s delegation.
According to a press statement jointly signed by its Communication Secretary, Samuel Ayesu, and Acting Youth Organiser Muniru S. Mohammed, the PNC said NDC officials who should have intervened looked on unconcerned as Ms Nabla was physically assaulted.
“Their reason was that, Madam Janet Nabla has not been joining them in their demonstrations and also she has been insulting their party.”
The matter has been reported to the Ministry’s Police Station while Ms Nabla was taken to hospital for medical attention.
The PNC said the assault in the month of December reminds its members of the overthrow of the Dr Hilla Limann-led government in December, 1981 by the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC), from which the NDC was founded.
“This is the so-called political party that wants the people of Ghana to hand over the mantle of governance to them come 2024.
“Would Ghanaians be safe under this NDC?” the statement wondered.
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