The Peoples National Convention (PNC) Greater Accra Region has distanced itself from flagbearer hopeful, Mr. Samson Asaki Awingobit after describing him as a disgrace and unfit.
According to branch group, the former parliamentary candidate for the Ashaiman constituency is vying for the top-most position of the party after disrespecting the party structures and also violating the party constitution.
The group explain that since contesting for the parliamentary elections in 2008, he has since not participated in any PNC activities.
The PNC Greater Accra insists that this goes contrary to party constitution which states that, a member should be in good standing and must have paid his dues before he can contest for any position.
After making several allegations, they indicated that “Mr. Samson Asaki Awingobit is not fit for purpose and a disgrace to our party. The entire region, therefore, disassociates itself from Mr. Samson Asaki Awingobit, his campaign team and any other matter related to him. We don't know him from the region as he claims and we don't have anything to do with him”.
The group has sent a strong warning to any aspirant who intends to demean the party's image to desist from such conduct.
Full statement below:
GREATER ACCRA REGION DISASSOCIATES ITSELF FROM SAMSON ASAKI AWINGOBIT.
The PNC Greater Accra Region held a general meeting on 8th August. The meeting was held to discuss the impending elections and the rules of engagement in the upcoming internal elections of the Party.
The region resolved that, the nomination has been opened for all PNC members interested to contest for the polling station, ward and constituency elections and subsequently the regional elections by the end of August, 2020.
The region also noticed with concern that one among the flagbearer aspirants of the party in the person of Mr Samson Asaki Awingobit claims he hails from the region, Ashaiman constituency to be precise. Indeed, Mr Asaki was the parliamentary candidate in 2008 for Ashaiman constituency. However, ever since the 2008 elections, he has not participated in any PNC activities. The PNC constitution states that, a member should be in good standing and must have paid his dues before he contest for any position. In his case, he is bidding for the highest position of the party. In this regard, he has disrespected the party structures, violated the party constitution and therefore not in good standing as far as the Greater Accra region is concerned.
The flagbearer hopeful Mr Samson Asaki Awingobit further alledged through the media allthat, the Greater Accra Regional executives took some 17 bags of 'TUGIMI' rice and oil for themselves and their families instead of sharing to the vulnerable during the lockdown.
We find this statement so unprofound, demeaning and an insult to the PNC fraternity. No leader of a political party will come on traditional media to announce he has given goodies to his party faithfuls.
This clearly shows that Mr Samson Asaki Awingobit is not fit for purpose and a disgrace to our party. The entire region therefore disassociates itself from Mr Samson Asaki Awingobit, his campaign team and any other matter related to him. We don't know him from the region as he claims and we don't have anything to do with him.
Henceforth, the region is sending a strong warning to any aspirant, who intends to demean the region's image to desist from that immediately.
Hon Bala Maikankan
Chairman, Greater Accra Regional Chairman