A member of the Communication Team of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Stephen Atubiga, has been suspended by the party.
The suspension is explained in a letter signed by the General Secretary of the party, Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia which indicates that the decision had been taken by the Functional Executive Committee (FEC) of the party.
It follows some publications made by the communicator on March 8, 12, and 14.
Although Mr. Atubiga had made earlier promises to refrain from denting the image of the party during a meeting with the national executives on February 24, 2021, he breached the promise contrary to Article 47 (1) (a,b) of the Party’s constitution, the suspension letter said.
“At the end of its deliberation, therefore, the following decisions were taken in accordance with the said Articles 48 (1), 48 (8a and b) of the Party’s constitution. That with immediate effect, your membership of the NDC is suspended,” the statement said.
Again, Mr. Atubiga is accused of failing to apologize to a 2020 flagbearer aspirant, Joshua Alabi as directed by the party.
The suspension letter informed Atubiga that the decision by the FEC has been referred to the Disciplinary Committee for further action.
“It is our hope that you would co-operate with the Disciplinary Committee for an expeditious determination of your case,” the statement added.
Atubiga has since been reacting to the suspension on his social media accounts, including his Facebook timeline.
“I have been reliably informed of my suspension from the NDC party. The truth shall always set the record straight at the right time. Every man must always stand by the truth. Even if the truth would take your life. So shall your conviction of the truth will always set you free,” he said.
“ The leadership of any political party is always accountable to the members of the party.
Until I receive the official letter of suspension tomorrow hopefully. And To get to know the reasons for my suspension. Nothing more to say than the love for my NDC party,” he wrote.