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It’s ‘unacceptable’ to begin campaigning to unseat NDC MPs – Ofosu-Ampofo warns

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Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo

The National Chairman of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo has warned persons campaigning to unseat sitting NDC MPs to desist from such acts or face disciplinary actions.

According to Mr Ofosu-Ampofo, it is anti-party for any person to begin campaigning when the party has not opened nominations requesting for interested parties to contest to become potential lawmakers.

He said the NDC will not countenance any such person whose action will be seen to be dividing the party.

Speaking with party stakeholders at Oti region during former President John Mahama’s ‘Thank You’ tour, Mr Ofosu-Ampofo noted that the party will not prevent anybody from pursuing their ambitions but timing is key.

“Some of our MPs are not even a year old in parliament, they have a four-year mandate but people have started campaigning for their seats. It is not acceptable,” he said.

“Those activities are classified as anti-party activities and they are punishable by law in the NDC constitution. So whoever campaigns when we have not opened nominations, we’ve not said we want any MP anywhere, if you’re fished out, we will use the party’s constitution to discipline you…” he warned.

Mr Ofosu-Ampofo noted that he will support any disciplinary action against people who want to foment trouble and bring division in the party.

“I’m not saying nobody should pursue their ambition but there’s time for everything,” he added.


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