The defunct National Leadership of the Peoples National Convention (PNC) on Thursday threatened to institute legal action against the newly inaugurated Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the party.
In an interview with Ghana News Agency in Accra, Mr Bernard Monarh, General Secretary of PNC described the action of Mr Basili Waisia-led IMC as “illegitimate, criminal and fraudulent”.
“The leadership of the party would meet immediately to deal with their criminal action…the act of entering into the offices of the party without authorisation would be reported to the appropriate State agencies to deal with,” Mr Monarh stated.
Reacting to the take-over of the party by the seven-member IMC on Thursday and the mandate to organise a National Congress next year, Mr Monarh said “You cannot use illegitimate means to address purported unconstitutionality’”.
Other members of the IMC are Mallam Ahmed Agadi Jato, Deputy Chairperson, Dr Somtim Tobiga, Spokesman, Dr G. D. Bainge, Mr Kurbu Kondoro, Alhaji Issa Abdulrahaman and Mallam Yakubu Tahiru.
Inaugurating the IMC at the party’s headquarters in Accra, Dr Tobiga said “The Dr Edward N. Mahama and Alhaji Ahmed Ramadan leadership is no more, from now the public should deal with the IMC who would be operating from the Abavana National Headquarters of the party”.
Mr Monarh said some of the IMC members including Dr Tobiga contested for the General Secretary slot of the PNC and lost.
“Now they are parading in the media describing an election they have contested and lost as illegal…In any case the party has internal mechanism for redress”, he added.
Mr Monarh called on the rank and file of the party to remain loyal and continue to collaborate with Dr Edward N. Mahama and Alhaji Ahmed Ramadan-led National Leadership.