The Council of Elders of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has condemned the pockets of violence that marred the Youth and Women Conference on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at Cape Coast.
The violent clashes left about four victims injured.
So far, the Police Service has declared 16 persons captured on video wanted for their alleged involvement in the violence with a GHC 10,000.00 reward for credible information to the police that can lead to the arrest of any of the suspects.
The NDC’s Council of Elders, in a statement on December 14, demanded a full report on the violence which marred the conference while noting that all persons found culpable would be sanctioned.
“In this regard, the Council has called for a full report of the incidents and any member(s), whether elected or not, found culpable in the breach of the rules prescribed by the Congress Planning Committee or complicit in any of the incidence will take serious disciplinary action in accordance with the Party’s code of discipline.
“The Congress Planning Committee should have no hesitation in removing any person(s) whose behavior is not conducive to the orderly conduct of the Congress,” the statement added.
While cautioning all contestants that the NDC stands supreme above personal interests, the Council of Elders expressed concern about the current internal wrangling in the party ahead of the national congress.
“Council wishes to remind all contestants that acting contrary to laid down rules and regulations will carry severe sanctions including disqualification of any contestant”, the statement noted.
“All contestants are reminded that the party stands supreme and this will not be sacrificed for the personal interest of any contestant, delegate or party member.”