The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is compiling a list of Mrs Jean Mensa’s ‘sins’ to build a case for her removal from office if the party wins the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections, Mr Godwin Mahama, a member of the NDC’s communication team, has revealed.
Mr Mahama accused Mrs Mensa of being in bed with the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) to rig the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election and future elections.
Speaking in relation to the gun violence that rocked the ongoing Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election at a polling station at La-Bbawaleshie on Thursday, Mr Mahama told Accra100.5FM’s Ghana Yensom programme hosted by Kwabena Prah Jnr (The Don) that: “Jean Mensa is in bed with the NPP administration and are panning all manner of moves to rig the election but we won’t allow that to happen.”
“We in the NDC are putting together a dossier for her removal if we win the 2020 elections. She will be removed the same way her predecessor Charlotte Osei was removed during the NPP administration.”
Meanwhile, the NDC has pulled out of the ongoing by-election. The Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency Chairman of the party, Mr Bismarck Aborbi-Aayitey, confirmed to Ghana Yensom that the party has pulled out of the ongoing by-election over the gun violence that greeted the voting process at the La-Bawaleshie JHS polling station.
The party has, therefore, directed all its polling station agents and officers to leave the various centres.
“This incident never happened under Atta Mills, it never happened under Kufuor, it didn’t happen under Mahama. So, why is it happening under Akufo-Addo? This is the ‘all-die-be-die’ that Akufo-Addo talked about. We are pulling out and God will punish the President and the NPP”, Mr Aborbi-Aayitey told Kwabena Prah Jnr (The Don).
But Mr Awal Mohammed, a member of the communication team of the NPP said the NDC is pulling out of the by-election because the party knows it has lost the poll in advance,
The Public Relations Officer of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) said the response the NDC got in its campaign ahead of the by-election was not favourable, and, so, trying to find an excuse to discredit the poll by withdrawing from the contest.
Speaking on the same show, Mr Awal Mohammed said: “If you are a decent person, you won’t be with NDC because the majority of them are indecent. Look at their current leaders and how indecent they are in their actions and utterances. I left the NDC because the majority of them are indecent.”
“If they are consistent, they should also pull out from the 2020 elections.”
“This is a constituency the NPP has controlled over the years. We have always won that constituency and we are going to win this by-election, so, why will we foment trouble there?
“Going by their argument, can we also say that the gunshots that occurred at the Chereponi by-election under their administration was orchestrated by them? Is that what they want us to believe? They know they have lost this election, and, so, are finding all manner of ways to discredit the poll.”