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20.03.2008 NDC News

NDC Big Mouth Slapped

By Daily Guide

THE PROPAGANDA Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Central Region, Ben Allotey Jacobs, is in more trouble after reports that his regional executive has indefinitely suspended him from the party.

The NDC National Chairman, Kwabena Adjei, has confirmed the report and issued a directive to endorse Mr. Allotey Jacobs' suspension, and also called on the party's Central Region Disciplinary Committee to expedite action on the case for the smooth running of the party in the region.

The loud-mouthed propagandist was said to have been banned from his own party for reportedly using the official letter-head of his Presidential Candidate, Professor John Evans Atta Mills to privately solicit for hard cash on the blind side of his party.

His region was said to have had hint of the deal, and after investigations slapped him with the indefinite suspension verdict.

Allotey Jacobs has however maintained that the fund raising palaver he got entangled in was not a shady deal but rather in the interest of the NDC as the party needed funds to purchase some equipment.

He was reported to have explained that some of the money he managed to raise in the deal was used to purchase the Public Address system that was used by Prof. Mills when he recently toured the Central region as part of his 'Johnny Walker' campaign.

Meanwhile, NDC deep throat sources have told DAILY GUIDE that the letter-head issue was only a smokescreen and that for some time now, Allotey Jacobs had been in the bad books of the powers that be in the party, and that they were only waiting to catch him out.

The sources said the party had been waiting to hang Allotey Jacobs from the time he went on air to confirm that the NDC flagbearer had a serious ailment and that it was due to a spiritual spell cast on him by some members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

The statement was said to have deeply perturbed the NDC and all attempts to get the thick-skinned Allotey Jacobs to swallow his words proved futile.

Interestingly, the hitherto outspoken Allotey Jacobs has coiled into docility and was unable to speak when DAILY GUIDE contacted him on the issue.

Allotey Jacobs said he loved his party too much to comment on the issue and that he would prefer to let sleeping dogs lie.

The issue of Prof. Mills' ill health has been of grave concern to the NDC, and persons including journalists who have written or commented on it have been criticized by the party.

By Halifax Ansah-Addo

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