Deputy Director of Legal Affairs of the National Democratic Congress, Baba Jamal has indicated that the former Central Regional Chairman of the party, Mr Bernard Allotey Jacobs’ decision to quit the party allows him to know how to respond to him whenever he makes a comment in the media space.
Allotey had said on Peace FM “I no longer belong to the NDC . . . I know I have been suspended but I’ve dismissed myself. I’m not going to join the NPP; I will never be an NPP member but I’m no longer with the NDC . . . “
Speaking to the issue on Okay FM, Baba Jamal noted that Mr Allotey has the right to quit the party, however, the NDC will move on because it is bigger than him or anyone else.
“Nobody is bigger than the party and if someone is in the party and he feels that he has large followers and so he is leaving the party to collapse, tell that person that Obed Asamoah of all people, he left the NDC but the party did not collapse and he has come back to join the party,” he was quoted by peacefmonline.
“Tell them that Bede Ziedeng of all people left the NDC but he has come back to join the party and he is now our MP. So nobody should feel that he is bigger than the party; the party is bigger than all of us. It does not matter, the person can be a regional Chairman or General Secretary, if he says he is quitting the party, he should go because there is no compulsion in membership of the party,” he stressed.
He continued: “If Allotey Jacobs says he is leaving, nobody can force him to stay . . . I respect his right because now that he is not in the NDC when he is talking to the media, I know how to treat or how to respond to him. Now, he has made it clear that he is no longer in the NDC and I respect his right. It doesn’t really change anything in the NDC.”