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NDC’s Young Democrats warn chairman Ade Coker over attempts to have Alhaji Tahiru reinstated

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
NDC News NDCs Young Democrats warn chairman Ade Coker over attempts to have Alhaji Tahiru reinstated
MAY 14, 2022 LISTEN

Young Democrats, one of the youth groups of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has warned Greater Accra chairman of the party, Mr. Joseph Ade Coker to stay away from any attempts to have suspended Alhaji Ahmed Tahiru Baba reinstated.

Alhaji Ahmed Tahiru who is a former employee of the party's respected National Vice-Chairman, H.E. Alhaji Said Sinare has been suspended over alleged anti-party behaviour.

On Friday, May 13, 2022, Young Democrats reports that they received information about a meeting held under the supervision of Mr. Ade Coker, where some alleged paid loyalists and residents of the area were believed to be demonstrating against the party for suspending Alhaji Ahmed Tahiru Baba.

Expressing shock at the demonstration which is said to have been marred with violence, Young Democrats says they condemn what happened.

“The series of events that took place in the history of our party in the Greater Accra Region today under the watch of Mr. Joseph Ade Coker, the Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the NDC, in order to get Baba Tahiru Ahmed reinstated is completely unacceptable and we wholly condemn them, including the shooting of live bullets,” parts of a release from the group signed by its management reads.

In its press release, Young Democrats have urged the NDC's National Executive Committee to expedite investigations the shooting incident during the demonstration and punish perpetrators.

“We want to appeal by serving this notice to our party, the National Democratic Congress, not to welcome any form of a letter on behalf of Baba Tahiru, whose actions also affected our campaigns prior to the 2020 general elections,” the release reads.

Find the full press release below:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FRIDAY, MAY 13TH, 2022

The NDC's YOUNG DEMOCRATS have received with heavy hearts reliable information about a meeting held today, Friday, May 13th, 2022, under the supervision of our party's Greater Accra Regional Chairman, Mr. Ade Coker, where some paid loyalists and residents of the area were believed to be demonstrating against the party for suspending Alhaji Ahmed Tahiru Baba, who was a former employee of our Respected National Vice-Chairman, H.E. Alhaji Said Sinare, whose actions against the party in other jurisdictions merit dismissal.

The series of events that took place in the history of our party in the Greater Accra Region today under the watch of Mr. Joseph Ade Coker, the Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the NDC, in order to get Baba Tahiru Ahmed reinstated is completely unacceptable and we wholly condemn them, including the shooting of live bullets.

While protests, demonstrations, and marches are all constructive approaches to showing dissatisfaction, once violent activity begins, the message is washed away.

This newest alleged development reveals that the Greater Accra Regional Chairman, Mr. Ade Coker, is interested in and pressing for the reinstatement of the suspended former Ayawaso North Constituency Chairman through the backdoor.

There is no benefit in stating the obvious.

The combined effects of the party's constitution highlight the strangeness inherent in this brazen exercise if he and his cronies fail to know better.

It also proves the illegality of their conduct if they dare go ahead with submitting any petition to the party hierarchy in that regard.

To set the record For that matter, the great NDC has been a party governed by rules and regulations since its inception.

1. Mr. Ade Coker, Greater Accra Regional Chairman, and his cronies must tread carefully so as not to lead our party into distractions at this crucial time in the history of our party.

2. If the Greater Accra Regional Chairman and his acolytes cannot see through Baba Tahiru Ahmed's anti-party conduct and tell the truth, we would like to take this opportunity to implore them to read the party's constitution once more rather than use the backdoor approach for his reinstatement.

3. We have won and retained seats in the Greater Region, even in the constituency of the suspended heartless chairman, Baba Ahmed Tahiru.

4. They can hire the entire country of Ghana today to protest Baba Tahiru Ahmed's reinstatement, but the party's constitution is paramount, and we will be keeping our glaucoma eyes open as the youths of the party to see how our party's NEC implements the laws in the coming days.

By issuing this statement, we are urging the NDC's National Executive Committee to expedite investigations into the protests and subsequent shootings and to bring the perpetrators to justice.

We want to appeal by serving this notice to our party, the National Democratic Congress, not to welcome any form of a letter on behalf of Baba Tahiru, whose actions also affected our campaigns prior to the 2020 general elections.

Best regards.

SIGNED

MANAGEMENT OF NDC'S YOUNG DEMOCRATS

CC:Media, The National Chairman, General Secretary, National Organizer, and the highest office of the former president, H.E John Dramani Mahama.

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo

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