Bernard Allotey Jacobs, a former member of the National Democratic Congress who was suspended in May this year, has disclosed that he will not plead to be taken back into the party.
Mr. Allotey, who was a former chairman of the party in the Central Region was suspended for what executives of the party called ”persistent anti-party conduct”.
In a recent interview on UTV, the suspended Allotey Jacobs said that he would not plead to get back into the party, when the interviewer, Yaa Konama asked him.
He was asked if he would consider pleading with party executives for the sake of reconciliation after the passing of the party’s founder.
“I’m not interested; they should decide among themselves. After all, politics is about you, yourself, and people. I am not going to fight for me to be brought back . . . the progress of this country is more important and speaking the truth will be the bane of my political campaign if in the future I should be on the political trail . . . “
“If there should be a spirit of reconciliation then it should come from NDC, not me . . . I think I have done enough for NDC especially in bringing Prof Mills (late) to power. There are a lot of things people don’t know and there are things that young boys in the party write and insult, but I don’t want to talk about it. It’s the same thing they did to former President Rawlings but he’s gone and may he rest in peace,”.
His letter of suspension was signed by Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, the NDC’s National Chairman.
It said; “The Functional Executive Committee (FEC) of the National Democratic Congress, acting on behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party, at its meeting held on Wednesday, the 6th day of May, 2020, has suspended you forthwith as a member of the party, pursuant to articles 46(1), 46(6) and 46(8) of the party’s constitution for your persistent anti-party conduct,”