The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expelled its former Central Regional chairman Bernard Allotey Jacobs over ‘anti-party behaviour’.
The expulsion of Mr Jacobs, who has been on suspension for several months, was recommended by the Functional Executive Committee of the party.
“At our meeting on Wednesday 17th March, the Functional Executive Committee’ of the NDC considered the report and recommendations of the Disciplinary Committee on the case or misconduct and anti-party behaviour brought against you Mr Allotey Jacobs pursuant to article 48(1) (b) and 8 (b) of the NDC Constitution. The Committee’s report which is herein attached for your attention found you guilty of the said allegations of misconduct, anti-party conduct and recommended among other things your immediate expulsion from the party,” a statement by the party said Tuesday.
It added: “The Functional Executive Committee acting in compliance of article 48(1) of the NDC Constitution has unanimously adopted the report and accepts fully its recommendation for your expulsion from the party.
“You are therefore by the decision of FEC been expelled from the National Democratic Congress and for that matter no more recognized as a member of the party and cannot carry yourself as such. You are by this letter and pursuant to article 48(10) directed to return any party properties that may be in your custody and shall forfeit any moneys, dues or subscription fees made to the Party”.
Mr Jacobs has publicly stated he will support and campaign for Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia to replace President Akufo-Addo when his tenure ends in 2024.