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Engaging in dirty campaign could lead to expulsion from party-NDC warns

Written by  Aug 20, 2018
The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has cautioned interested candidates seeking to contest any of the national executive positions to desist from the use of insults, acrimony and rancour. All aspirants the party has assured shall have equal and unfretted access to delegates, General Secretary of the party, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah disclosed at a press conference today [Monday]. The chief scribe who is seeking re-election stressed, camping of delegates is ‘’therefore not an acceptable practice’’. Johnson Asiedu Nketiah said, candidates who violate the regulations of the party, would be punished in accordance with the constitution of the party. The sanctions he added may include removal from the party. ‘’Any person or aspirant who flouts these regulations shall be subjected to disciplinary actions in accordance with the constitution of the party,’’ he said. ‘’The party has a strict disciplinary code embedded in our constitution and there are punishments ranging from caution, verbal caution, written caution, suspension for a period, prevention from holding of office to expulsion from the party,’’ he added. Mr Nketiah emphasised the disciplinary committee ''will weigh the offence of a violator and prescribe the appropriate punishment that goes with that offence. Purchasing of nomination forms has been slated to start from 23RD-25TH August 2018. Filing of nomination would follow from 29th August-5th September 2018. The National Vetting Committee would also follow with the vetting and balloting from 10TH-13TH September 2018. The appeals committee has slated September 12th-17th for hearing of appeals, the chief scribe said. Notice of Polls, Women and Youth Elections would follow on 20th September and 13th October respectively. National Congress will climax the entire process on October 20th, 2018.
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