Bernard Allotey Jacobs has described the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) as the ‘devils den’ following his expulsion from the party.
” That expulsion letter is pointless and baseless. It has no purpose. The NDC is full of confusion. I don’t believe in personality worship. A lot more people will be coming out like me. If you’re in that party, you are in the devil’s den,” he told Starr News’ Naa Dedei Tettey on Tuesday.
He also accused the party leadership of covering up their inefficiencies in the 2020 polls by punishing outspoken members.
“I don’t know whether they are brainless or not when somebody has already come out to say I no longer belong to that party why do you issue that statement. I don’t owe them one pesewa and they can’t report to the police that they have their things with me. Their statement is visionless and brainless”.
The NDC in a statement announced the expulsion of Mr Jacobs following a recommendation from its Functional Executive Committee.
“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
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.