A member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Asawase Constituency has petitioned the party’s executives to bring to book, the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area for allegedly breaching the party’s regulations.
Mr. Fatiu Salihu has accused Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka of filing a legal suit against some party members in the Asawase Constituency without exhausting the party’s internal procedures.
He claims the move is an affront to the party’s constitution and has therefore petitioned regional and national executives of NDC to punish the Member of Parliament.
In his seven-point petition, Fatiu called on party executives in the Ashanti Region to mete out a deserving punishment to the MP without fear or favour.
He says acting on the petition will rid the minds of members of the perception of discrimination in applying the rules.
Meanwhile, the Ashanti Regional Organizer of the NDC, Isham Alhassan, says the regional executives have written to Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak to withdraw the legal suit and allow the party’s regulations to work.
He explained that the 11 party members sued by the MP were earlier suspended based on the party’s Article 47 & 48, which demands all grievances in the party to be passed through a process for redress which they failed to do.
Mr. Isham Alhassan noted that the eleven party members were sued by the MP over the issue of defamation of character, but they have agreed to resolve the issue internally.
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