Alban Bagbin, Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament and NDC Flagbearer Hopeful
The Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament is likely to be hauled before his party’s disciplinary committee for some comments the party deems to be unsavoury.
National Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adams told Joy FM that the party would take the appropriate steps against Alban Bagbin in due time.
“You just gave indication of...party’s disciplinary processes and they would be invoked at the appropriate time…” he said.
Kofi Adams’ comments follow some jabs Mr Bagbin threw at former President John Mahama while on his flagbearership campaign tour of the Volta Region.
The Nadoli Kaleo Member of Parliament told some party faithful in the Volta Region that Mr Mahama’s poor leadership skills cost the party in 2016.
“You struggle at the grassroots, you harvest for us to win, usually after that where do you count? That is one of the reasons why you used to hear my voice criticising my own people. Because I could see afar that this driver was driving recklessly and he would get into an accident”…
“I was giving the warning signals. So when I started raising those issues, if my brothers and sisters in NDC had taken note and worked hard, I don’t think we would have lost the 2016 elections with almost one million votes,” he said.
Mr Bagbin also accused some NDC MPs of using false pretences to get some 94 signatures of their colleague MPs to endorse Mahama as 2020 flagbearer of the NDC.
“I am in Parliament and I am aware of what happened in Parliament. Recently a group of young MPs came out to say that 94 of them had supposedly signed a list in support of one of the yet to be declared aspirant of the position of flagbearer.
“I don’t want to go into this but see that as part of the propaganda politics we have in this country,” he stated.
According to him, 50 of the MPs who were on the list later came to him to explain that they were not told the list was an endorsement of the former president.
Mr Adams noted that such comments from the flagbearer hopeful are designed to destroy the party and the party would take steps to nip them in the bud.