The Mion Constituency Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Party, Alhaji Abdulai Zakaria, has been sacked with immediate effect.
In March 2021, the NDC in the Northern region suspended its Mion constituency chairman, Alhaji Abdulai Zakaria with immediate effect for three months pending the hearing of the final determination of a petition against his conduct.
Mr. Mohammed Abukari and one hundred and eleven (111) other registered members of the NDC lodged a formal complaint against the conduct of the Mion chairman during the 2020 general elections which are viewed to be a breach of the party’s disciplinary code for its members as contained in the NDC’s constitution.
The Northern Regional Functional Executive Committee (NRFEC) of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) considered a report and recommendations of the Regional Disciplinary Committee on the case of misconduct and anti-party behavior brought against the chairman under Article 48(1&9) of the party’s constitution.
“The Committee established on your own admission that the audio recording attached to the petition contained conversations between you and Abraham . The statement contained in the tape recording to which you admitted were in beach of your oath of office provided for by article 48(8) of the NDC constitution.”
A statement signed by the Northern Regional Secretary of the NDC, Mohammed Abdul Salam indicated that the NRFEC acting on compliance with article 48(1) of the constitution unanimously adopted the report and decided that the chairman is ineligible to hold office for a period of two years from the date of his suspension.
“You are by this pursuant to Article 48(9)ineligible to hold office and as such with immediate effect you cease to be the chairman for the Mion constituency. You are by this letter pursuant to article 48(10)of the party’s constitution directed to return any party property under your custody.”
The statement further advised the sacked chairman to appeal to the next highest level, National Executive Committee (NEC) if he has any grievances on the committee’s report.
FROM Eric Kombat, Mion