SUSPENDED FORMER Central Regional Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Bernard Allottey Jacobs, aka Educated Fisherman, insists he will have no worries if he is eventually sacked from the NDC.
“They can go ahead and sack me from the NDC, I don’t give a damn about it,” Mr. Jacobs, who was fired up, openly dared the NDC leadership during an interview with Kumasi-based Akoma FM.
According to him, his suspension period had elapsed but he had not been reinstated into the party yet, but added that “I seriously don’t care about my suspension from the NDC anymore.”
The former NDC Central Regional Chairman, who said he had been in active politics for over five decades now, said he would not allow what he called “inferior” politicians to control his political life.
Mr. Jacobs claimed that the current leadership of the party seemed uncomfortable with his bold and unbiased pronouncements with regards to party affairs, so they suspended him.
He said he hadn’t done anything bad against the NDC, because he only said things just as they appeared and he was suspended, therefore he wasn’t bothered about his predicament in the NDC.
Koku Anyidoho’s Sack
According to him, Koku Anyidoho, a former NDC Deputy General Secretary, who he said also had his “bold and frank traits,” had also been suspended, adding that he had consoled Mr. Anyidoho to take heart.
“We have weak leadership in the NDC who don’t see eye-to-eye with some of us, who are independent minded,” Mr. Jacobs fired, touching on a lot of current issues pertaining in the NDC.
Mr. Jacobs said the NDC now boasted of some young and inexperienced politicians, whose modus operandi was to insult the elderly in the party without justification, noting that such acts did not build the party.
He said the insulting nature of such young politicians was driving several people away from the NDC, noting that even though he was treated badly, he would not leave the NDC to join any other political party.