Namoale Pardoned; But Sam George’s Suspension Holds
The Greater Accra Regional branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has pardoned the Member of Parliament for Dadekotopon, Nii Amasah Namoale, following his suspension for alleged misconduct during the party’s presidential and parliamentary primaries.
The fate of the elected parliamentary candidate for the Ningo-Prampram Constituency, Sam George, is however yet to be determined.
Mr Namoale and Mr George were suspended in December last year after the two were accused of making disparaging remarks after the party’s primaries.
A statement signed by the secretary of the party’s Greater Accra Regional Branch, Mr Victor Quarshie Adonoo, said Mr Namoale was pardoned after he apologised to the leadership of the party in the region on December 16, 2015 “for the way and manner he conducted himself after the primaries”.
“The Regional Executives have thus pardoned him and have quashed their earlier decision to suspend him from the party,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, Mr Adonoo, in an interview on Asempa FM noted that the fate of Sam George was yet to be determined as they awaited a report from the branch’s disciplinary committee.
According to him, Mr George has failed to attend any sitting of the disciplinary committee when he was invited and has not made any attempt to render an apology to the party.
But in a response, Mr George stated that by the party’s hierarchy, the Greater Accra Regional branch did not have the right to suspend him.
He said: “I have not been served any suspension letter by the regional secretariat,” adding that he only received a message via WhatsApp to that effect.
“Ask Mr Addo if he has sent me any letter using official channels…who sends an official communication via WhatsApp?…let’s get serious,” he stated.
Source: Daily Graphic