PNC cracks deepen over petition to impeach chairman

There is confusion over a planned National Executive Committee meeting on Tuesday to discuss a petition to impeach the party’s leader, David Apasera, and chairman, Moses Dani Baah

The People’s National Convention (PNC) is expected to gather on Tuesday 7 September 2021 for a meeting of its National Executive Committee (NEC).

Among other things to be discussed at the meeting will be a petition brought before the NEC by certain members with the aim of impeaching the party’s leader, David Apasera, and chairman, Moses Dani Baah.

In a petition filed by the general secretary of the PNC, Janet Nabla, the youth organiser for Ashanti, Muniru Seidu Mohammed, and the party’s communications director for the North East Region, Mamuna Yidana, the petitioners accuse Apasera and Baah of financial malfeasance and misconduct.

They also claim that the two leaders unlawfully suspended the general secretary, Janet Nabla.


But Baah, the PNC chairman, has urged members of the party to disregard any notice of the Kumasi meeting.

In a statement, he said the PNC constitution stipulated under Article 45, in clear and unambiguous terms, how NEC meetings could be convened, with all the circumstances spelled out.

“About a week ago, on Saturday 28 August 2021, the party held an NEC meeting in Accra at the GNAT Hall and discussed crucial issues of concern to the growth of the party, including a unanimous decision to suspend the general secretary who has persistently sought to destabilise the party front from the headquarters down to the constituencies. Since then, there has not been any urgent need for us to call another NEC meeting with such close proximity,” Baah said.

“It is no more in doubt that there has been some turbulence in the party lately but I assure you that the leadership shall navigate the party out from troubled waters to safe lands. If there is any need for a NEC meeting, I shall not hesitate to convene one as soon as possible,” Baah stressed.

Elders to mediate?

The leadership of the PNC has been involved in fierce disagreement with Nabla following the party’s announcement last Saturday that the latter had been suspended for “gross misconduct, incompetence and insubordination”.

The party said the decision was taken after an emergency NEC meeting at the GNAT Hall on Saturday 28 August 2021.

Speaking about the matter last Friday, the chairman of the PNC Council of Elders, Colonel Luri Bayorbor (rtd), called on the feuding factions in the party to stop the media war and “take it cool”.

Colonel Bayorbor said the party has due processes that must be followed and if anyone felt he or she had been treated unjustifiably or if they have a problem with the leadership, the Council of Elders exists to play a mediating role to resolve any problem within the PNC.

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