NDC suspends Stephen Atubiga

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has suspended a member of its communications team, Stephen Atubiga, for “indiscipline”, a letter addressed to him and cited by Asaaseradio.com says.

“At its meeting on Wednesday 18 March, the Functional Executive Committee (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 24 February 2021,” the letter says.

“You would recall that FEC summoned you to a meeting in respect of a news item attributed to you and published on Ghanaweb on Saturday 13 February, 2021 captioned ‘Only Useless Politicians Retire Poor’. In the said publication you made disparaging and unfounded comments about key senior members including Honourable Joshua Alabi,” says the letter, dated Tuesday 23 March 2021 and signed by the NDC general secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah.

It added: “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.”

Second time in a row

This is the second time that the opposition NDC is suspending an executive of the party this year.

In February, the NDC suspended its former deputy general secretary Koku Anyidoho in connection with what it described as misconduct.

And just yesterday, the party expelled its former Central Regional chairman Allotey Jacobs over claims of indiscipline.

Fred Dzakpata

Asaase Radio 99.5