PNC: 2020 Flagbearer, Chairman, sue NEC members
The internal wrangling of the opposition People’s National Convention (PNC) is heading to the Accra High Court as the party’s 2020 Presidential Candidate, David Apasera, and National Chairman Moses Danibaah, have sued 18 party executives.
According to the writ filed on Thursday, September 9, the plaintiffs are seeking an order, among others, to restrain Janet Asana Nabla, the General Secretary, and Bala Maikankan, the Greater Accra Region chairman, from stepping feet at the party’s headquarters.
They have also joined in the suit some regional chairpersons and secretaries as well as a founding member of the party, Comrade Aremyawu Ali.
On Thursday, the embattled General Secretary was locked out of her office and she reported the matter at the Kotobabi Police Station.
She accused the Leader of the PNC of employing thugs from his hometown, Frafra, to intimidate party executives he disagrees with.
Ms Nabla also threatened revenge if the police do not intervene.
“Let the security people be quiet. Let the politicians be quiet. You are dealing with a potential coup plotter who is capable of causing coup and mayhem in this country and everyone is keeping quiet,” she told journalists in Accra.
“You continue to keep quiet.
“Me, I will come out because wherever he is passing, whatever measures he is going to use, I will use same measures.
“Today, I am at the police station, I am doing the right thing to follow the processes. If the police are not ready to help me, I will take matters into my own hands.
“Those small, small boys that he has, I have boys from Walewale who are well-built, macho. They are terrorists and they can terrorise this country and you will run into your rooms and won’t come out.
“I am giving peace a chance for the police and our security forces to stop being partisan and be impartial because at times you send your case to the police station and because money has exchanged hands, they won’t give you justice.”
But the writ by Mr Apasera and Danibaah seeks an order to restrain Ms Nabla from holding herself out as the General Secretary of the party.
At a purported meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC), the plaintiffs were also removed from having anything to do with the party and Mr Maikankan was appointed interim chairman.
But the writ also wants a restraining order on him from holding himself as Acting National Chairman.