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06.01.2006 General News

No statement from Obed Asamoah to NDC


Accra Jan 06, GNA - The national executive of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said its attention has been drawn to a statement issued by Dr Obed Asamoah, its former chairman, announcing his resignation from the party.

The party said in the statement that Dr Asamoah had not served it with any letter but has managed to obtain a copy of the document circulating in the public domain.

It said the new executive in their first statement had extended a hand of reconciliation to any member who had been aggrieved by any incident before during and after the just ended congress. The statement also said the new executives had also condemned the alleged isolated acts of indiscipline during the congress and had initiated processes of investigations into these incidents. It said beyond these investigations Dr Kwabena Adjei, the new Chairman, personally called Dr Asamoah and sought to meet and collaborate with him in the larger interest of the party.

A five-member committee led by Alhaji Huudu Yahaya sought to meet with Mr Kwaku Baah, a former Vice Chairman of the party who has also resigned and Dr Asamoah without success.

The statement said the national executive hade taken note of the contents of Dr Asamoah's statement and urged all members, regional executives, constituency executives, all supporters and sympathisers of the party to remain calm, resolute and steadfast and to be circumspect in their public pronouncements.

It assured the teeming supporters and members of the party that the new national executive is able and capable of dealing with any attendant issues and developments that might arise henceforth.