Tension is mounting in the UK/Ireland Chapter of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) over its impending polls, DAILY GUIDE has gathered.
Several dyed-in-the-wool members of the party have threatened to resign from the party due to the unfair treatment of one Sumanya Ligbi, who is vying for Women’s Organizer position.
They alleged that the NDC’s leadership had diabolically prevented Ms Sumanya from taking part in the upcoming polls.
The aggrieved NDC members accused Kofi Adams and Dr. Karl Arhin, the NDC National Organizer and Deputy Director of International Relations of being behind the plot.
They claimed Adams and Arhin disqualified Ms Sumyana in order to allow the incumbent NDC UK/Ireland Chapter Women’s Organizer, Louisa Nelson, to go unopposed.
An influential member of the party, who pleaded anonymity to avert victimization, told the paper that most party members are dissatisfied with the decision.
According to him, election was originally slated for September 2017.
The NDC stalwart stated that after the long delay, the election was slated for Saturday, August 4, 2018 but was surprisingly replaced with an emergency meeting at the eleventh-hour.
The emergency meeting, the NDC member disclosed, took place at the High Cross United Reform Church-High Road, Tottenham, London last Saturday and was attended by many party members.
According to him, Kofi Adams and Karl Arhin, who travelled from Ghana to the UK to supervise the polls, rather said they were in the country to restore peace.
The NDC member claimed Kofi Adams misapplied the party’s rules on elections in order to disqualify Sumanya.
According to him, per the NDC’s election guidelines, aspirants are required to serve the party at the branch level.
“Sumanya served the NDC at the branch level so she is eligible to take part in the polls, but Kofi Adams disqualified her, arguing that the guidelines rather say aspirants should serve the NDC at the constituency level.
He said the disqualification of Ms Sumanya had angered several party members who have threatened to quit the party.
According to him, if UK/Ireland Chapter of the NDC does not quash the decision of the two, members of the party in UK would resign en masse.
He, therefore, appealed to the leadership of the NDC in Ghana to quickly intervene so that Ms Sumanya would be cleared to take part in the elections which has now been slated for September 8, this year.
“If Kofi Adams and others have their preferred choice in the upcoming polls that is fine with us, but we are only calling for fairness for the party members to select the suitable person,” he said.
From I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi