The former Central Regional Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Bernard Allotey Jacobs responds to suspension by saying that his suspension from the party will not stop him from telling the truth.
Mr Jacobs has been expelled from the NDC over what the party describes as his “consistent anti-party conduct.”
A statement signed by the party’s National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo said the decision was taken after a National Executive Committee (NEC) on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.
Allotey Jacobs responded to the suspension as he claimed it had yet to be officially communicated to him at the time he spoke to JoyNews on Wednesday evening, Mr Jacobs says he is not moved.
“Have my own independent mind and I will always stand for the truth and if the party dislikes it and for that reason, they are suspending me that’s beautiful.”
Although this is quite tough on him he will always respect the decision, but as a statesman, Allotey Jacobs responds to suspensions like this with all humility.
Mr. Allotey Jacobs however said he has received the decision wholeheartedly and has no intention of challenging the party’s decision, however, he will continue to offer honest opinions on various radio and TV stations provided he is given the platform to comment on issues.
“I am now a social commentator so if I’m invited by the production team, I will be at the station. “
The former Central Regional Chairman of the party, however, denied claims that he is in bed the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP). This was an opportunity to come out of the news, as he responds to the suspension with all positive minded vibes.
“Facts are facts. When something is good about the NPP, I will say it, likewise when it is wrong.
“There is a need for us to change the kind of narrative or political discourse. We need to help grow our politics in this country,” he added
Mr. Allotey Jacobs who believes the decision is in the best interest of the party said his suspension would not be the reason for him to cut ties with the party.
“When the party takes a certain position and I believe that that position is good and very well in the interest of the political party, why wouldn’t I defend the party and support that kind of policy?