I’m still a member of the NDC | Nobody can be sacked from a voluntary organisation – Anyidoho

17th December 2022

Former Deputy General Secretary of the biggest opposition party, National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Koku Anyidoho has said he is still a member of the party.
“I’m still a member of the NDC, it is Johnson Asiedu Nketiah who said he has expelled me. Apart from Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, Abrahma Amaliba, who is the director of legal affairs subsequently has come out in the public space and said that as far as he is concerned as the director of legal, Samuel Koku Anyidoho has not been expelled from the NDC,” Mr Anyidoho said.

According to him, “Nobody handed any official letter to me up to date. Nobody invited me to any meeting, When I sighted that letter, even my surname, Anyidoho was spelt wrongly.”

According to Mr Anyidoho, the NDC is a voluntary organisation and nobody can be axed from a voluntary organisation.

“Nobody held my hands into the NDC…you cannot expel anybody from a voluntary organisation,” the former Deputy General Secretary said on Accra-based Joy News clad in the party colours during the ongoing NDC national delegates congress at the Accra sports stadium on Saturday, 17 December 2022.

Mr Anyidoho was expelled from the party on Tuesday, 27 July 2021 for misconduct and anti-party behaviour.

A letter from the party addressed to Mr Anyidoho to that effect said: “The Functional Executive Committee (FEC), acting in compliance of article 48 (1) of the NDC constitution, unanimously adopted the report and accepts full responsibility for your expulsion from the party”.

The NDC said Mr Anyidoho cannot be “recognised as a member of the party and cannot carry [himself] as such.”

Additionally, the letter said Mr Anyidoho “shall also forfeit any money, dues, or subscription fees that you may have made to the party”.

Mr Anyidoho was first suspended by the party after a meeting by FEC on 20 January 2021.

At that meeting, FEC, according to a letter to Mr Anyidoho signed by General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia, “considered two separate petitions from two registered members of the National Democratic Congress, each of which lodged an official complaint against your conduct, which is viewed to be in breach of the party’s disciplinary code for its members as contained in the NDC Constitution”.

The petitioners are Mr Mobarak Abdul-Karim (Oti Regional Communication Officer) and Eric Adjei (Deputy Communication Officer, Bono Region).

“At the end of its deliberations, the following decisions were taken in accordance with articles 46(1), 46(6), 46(8)(b) of the party’s Constitution: that with immediate effect, your membership of the NDC has been suspended; that the petitions be referred to the party’s DisciplinaryCommittee for further action”,

“You are, therefore, by this letter, to take note and notice is hereby given that your membership of the NDC is suspended pending the hearing and final determination of the petition against your conduct”, the letter directed.

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