Confusion In PNC?
2/16/2011 2:52:12 PM -
There appears to be considerable confusion within the front of the People’s National Convention (PNC).
While the Interim Management Committee (IMC) says it has dissolved the National Executive Committee NEC), the NEC insists that it is only congress that can take such action.
This is despite the fact that the issue of the legitimacy of the NEC is part of the reasons, the IMC and the NEC are in court.
A statement signed by the Chairman of the IMC, Mr Basili Wasai, dated February 12, 2011, announced that a national delegates congress would be held in Sunyani on June 25, 2011, to elect officers to manage the affairs of the party for the next four years.
“The NEC has been dissolved and therefore all correspondence and other matters related to the party should be addressed to the IMC,” it said.
It added that the IMC would organise early congress this year, starting with constituency elections from March 30 to April 15, 2011, to be followed by regional party conferences to be held in all the 10 regions between April 30 and May 15, 2011.
According to the statement, the decision was made during a meeting attended by the IMC, regional chairmen and other officials of the PNC to discuss matters concerning the party.
The IMC stated that no party member would be allowed to vote in any of the constituency, regional and national delegates conferences without proof of the fact that he or she was a registered and card holding member of the PNC in good standing, as required by the party’s constitution.
Reacting, the General Secretary of the PNC, Mr Bernard Mornah, expressed surprise that the very people who had filed an application at the law court challenging the legitimacy of the NEC would issue such a statement.
He, however, noted that in the scheme of things of the PNC constitution, there was nothing like an IMC and also it was the congress, the highest decision body of the party, that could nullify the NEC, which was also the second highest decision body of the party and urged that the illegal IMC be ignored with the contempt it deserves.