I will forever speak the truth in the interest of the NPP if they act right—Allotey Jacobs reacts to his suspension from the NDC party
The National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC),Samuel Ofosu Ampofo has suspended the former Central Regional Chairman, Bernard Allotey Jacobs for what he describes as “persistent anti party conduct.”
The suspension of Mr Jacobs, as explained by Mr Ampofo was done to instill discipline in him, in order for him to act right in the Party’s name.
This was revealed in a press statement issued on Wednesday by Mr Ampofo.
“The Functional Executive Committee (FEC) on the NDC acting on behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party, at its meeting held on Wednesday, May 6 has suspended you forthwith as member of the party,” he said.
The decision, Mr Ampofo stated was pursuant to article 46(1), 46(6) and 46(8) (b)of the Party’s constitution for his persistent anti party conduct, adding that the matter had been referred to the disciplinary committee of the party for further action.
Reacting to his suspension, Mr Jacobs maintained that in as much as he was working to ensure the party wins the 2020 election, he would pursue the truth and speak it out boldly for the interest of the entire nation.
He said, he was not perturbed by the action of the party, thus would continue to voice and express his humble opinion when the need arises.
“I have my own independent mind and I will always stand for the truth. If the party dislikes it and for that reason, suspending me that is beautiful,” Mr Jacobs added.
The decision of the party, he said had been received wholeheartedly and would not contest it for any reason, stressing that he would forever work with facts and truth to serve the people of the country.
Touching on his relationship with the ruling party, Mr Jacobs denied assertions that suggest that he was in bed with the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
“Facts are facts! When something is good about the NPP, I will say it, likewise when it is wrong,” he said.
Mr Jacobs underscored the need to change political narrative and discourse to help develop the country’s politics.
He however, pledged never to cut ties with the NDC but would continue to help bring back the party into power even being suspended from the party.
BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE