A leading member of the People’s National Convention, (PNC) Dr Somtim Tobiga has accused his party’s General Secretary Bernard Mornah of entering into an illegal merger with the ruling National Democratic Congress.
Dr. Somtim Tobiga questioned the rage and threat of Mr. Mornah to end the convenience merger between the two parties as a protest to the NDC’s earlier decision to open nominations for two orphan constituencies- Sissala West and Builsa South-which are both being occupied by PNC MPs.
The PNC accused the NDC of betrayal after reports emerged that the ruling NDC was holding parliamentary primaries in the Sisala West and Builsa South Constituencies.
However, in a move to safeguard the marriage of convenience between the two parties, the NDC quickly directed that primaries in those constituencies cease with immediate effect adding that with directive the issue had been resolved between the two parties.
However, speaking on Citi FM’s Saturday political talk show, the Big Issue Dr. Tobiga accused Mr. Mornah of secretly selling the PNC to the NDC for selfish reasons.
He said the alliance between the two parties is illegal so one cannot accuse the NDC of betrayal.
“This allegation that NDC is dumping us (PNC) is not true because it is not a proper alliance with the proper people. A proper alliance will be the one that the National Executives have discussed, then agree as a party to take a decision that is what we call a proper alliance. Sitting with them in Parliament does not make you a member of their party”.
However, in a quick response, the General Secretary of the PNC Bernard Mornah, saID Dr Tobiga’s allegations are borne out of his ignorance of the pact between the two parties.
He said the PNC properly entered an agreement with NDC in a NEC meeting which Mr. Tobiga was not allowed to participate because he was a member of the executive at the time of the merger.
“If Somtim Tobiga would remember, at the NEC meeting which he was not permitted to sit in, the NEC meeting where he was not a member and he insisted to sit in and he was walked out, it was at the NEC meeting that we discussed the proposal”.
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