The Functional Executive Committee (FEC) of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has declared the suspension of the Central Regional Communication Officer, Mr. Kwesi Dawood as invalid.
The Committee, in a press release signed the General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, stated that “the suspension of Mr. Kwesi Dawood is not only prejudicial to the matter pending in Court, but that same violates the rights of a criminally accused person to a fair trial, the rules of natural justice and Article 46(1)(a)(c)(d) of the NDC Constitution”
The suspension of Kwesi Dawood was confirmed by the Central Regional Secretary of the party, Mr. Kojo Quansah, a decision which was taken by the Central Regional Executive Committee after Dawood was accused of committing incest with his daughter and forcing her to abort.
The Committee however referred to the Article 46 of the NDC Constitution, which reads
Article 46: SPECIAL COMPLAINTS COMMITTEE
(1) A Special Complaints Committee comprising three (3) members shall be established at various levels of the party structure to perform the following functions:
(a) Receive complaints at various levels related to acts or omissions by PARTY OFFICE HOLDERS that constitute a breach of chapter eight on the Code of Conduct and the Disciplinary Code.
(c) The Special Complaints Committee shall investigate the matter complained of and make appropriate recommendations to the NEXT LEVEL and
(d) THE LEADERSHIP OF THE NEXT LEVEL shall deal with the report on the complaints as appropriate.
They also stated that the leadership of the party will be meeting with the Central Regional Executive Committee in the coming days to resolve all outstanding issues, while urging all officials and members of the Party in the Central Region, particularly members of the Communication Team to stay focused and work hard with a united sense of purpose towards the Victory 2024 Agenda of the party.