Attempts by some members of the National Democratic Congress in Effutu constituency in the Central Region to hold a press conference to demand that their parliamentary candidate, James Kofi Annan steps down resulted in a near brawl.
The NDC members are unhappy with their parliamentary candidate and have vowed to use every means possible to have him replaced.
“…There are some people who have just joined the party and their attitude is not pleasant at all. One of such persons is James Kofi Annan. Recently we heard that he was given popular acclamation and in fact, he did not pass through the right process because there are a lot of issues regarding him and I am sure if he had gone through vetting he wouldn’t have gotten the chance to become the candidate,” Communication Officer for the NDC, Alex King Dadzie said.
Speaking to Citi News, Alex King Dadzie called on the top party hierarchy to intervene in the matter.
“…We the NDC in Effutu are calling on former President Jerry John Rawlings and John Dramani Mahama to intervene.”
Mr. Dadzie indicated that James Kofi Annan is not in good standing saying “As we speak now, he has an issue at court and he is still owing the Ghana Water Company huge sums of money, so, such a person cannot lead us.”
The Communication Officer was, however, quick to add that there are some individuals who deserve to lead the party in the person of Henry Kwaku Bortey Ghartey who placed second in the primaries together with three other individuals who have contributed their quota to the party but all these individuals had been suspended.
“Henry Kwaku Bortey Ghartey, the contestant who placed second in the primaries, and three others deserve to lead the party [in the constituency] but these four key people have all been suspended,” lex King Dadzie added.
How the case started
One Benjamin Ackah had lodged a complaint that monies belonging to him had been allegedly stolen from his bank account by Jame Kofi Annan; a claim the latter vehemently denied.
Mr. Annan was subsequently arrested after Mr. Ackah lodged a complaint at the Winneba District Police Command headed by Superintendent Samuel Aseidu Okanta.
He was subsequently arrested was granted a bail of one hundred thousand cedis plus two sureties.
Kofi Annan is expected in court together with another person on May 20, 2020.
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