THE EASTERN Regional Executive Committee (REC) of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has sounded a strong word of warning to the various prospective parliamentary aspirants on the ticket of the NDC to, immediately half their campaign activities or else would incur the wrath of the party.
In a statement signed and issued by the Eastern Regional Secretary of the NDC, Mr Jamal Konneh and copied to Spirreenews. com, the NDC stated that it has realized that the various activities of some prospective parliamentary aspirants causing confusions in some constituencies.
The statement asserted those confusions have come to the notice of REC, therefore, the need to inform all those involved to bring such activities to a halt.
According to the statement, the National Executive Committee (NEC) has not set out date or opened nominations for parliamentary primaries and neither has it sanctioned campaign activities for such positions to begin.
"In deed the General Secretary of the party issued a letter dated 25-02-2022 cautioning the perpetrators of such acts. He stated in that letter that "Any member who jumps the gun could face sanctions including the possibility of being disqualified from contesting when the time comes," the statement noted.
The statement asserted that until NEC comes out with a date for parliamentary elections, all party folks having interest to contest must back down all activities that is geared towards parliamentary primaries.
"For the avoidance of doubt, these include declaration of intents by assembling branch executives, soliciting for support from the branches and campaigns in any form," the statement said.
Also, the statement said all individuals having the interest to contest as parliamentary candidates must respect the authorities of the Constituency Executive Committees (CEC) before, during and even after primaries.
According to the statement, every qualified party member who has the interest to contest as parliamentary candidate on the ticket of the party at any constituency in the region would be given the opportunity to do so when nominations are opened. So we are all advised to henceforth desist from this and other such activities that will bring the name of the party into disrepute.
It stressed that the objective of winning 2024 is non-negotiable and REC will not entertain any insubordination and disrespect for party rules and authorities.
The statement emphasized that "Let’s work together with a united front to rescue this nation from this insensitive NPP government before they move this country into a ditch."