Lower Manya NDC suspends Teye Nyaunu

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Lower Manya Krobo constituency has suspended former Member of Parliament, Michael Teye Nyaunu, along with three other party members in the constituency for misconduct. According to the NDC’s Constituency Chairman, David Walter Hormelu, they took the decision in accordance with the party’s constitution which stipulates that any member found to have contravened the party’s laws step aside for a period of six months for investigations. Mr. Hormelu did not outline the reasons for Mr. Teye Nayaunu’s suspension but said he had been carrying out activities in the constituency perceived to be against the NDC. “Honourable Teye Nyaunu and the three others misconducted themselves which is an act against the party’s constitution and we decided to refer them to the disciplinary committee for investigations and then recommendations. Per the constitution, they have to step aside for that investigation to go on.” “They have committed several offences which I am not permitted to talk about because the matter is before the committee. What I do know very well is that in misconducting himself, he has been carrying out activities in the constituency which are likely to embarrass the party and to bring the party’s name or image into disrepute,” he explained to Citi News. Mr. Teye Nyaunu’s most recent major involvement in the NDC was leading the NDC’s 2016 campaign team in Lower Manya Krobo, Yilo Krobo, Upper Manya Krobo, Akropong and other constituencies in Akuapem-Krobo enclave in the Eastern Region. His time in the NDC has however not been without controversy as he once broke ranks to endorse the candidature of Nana Konadu Rawlings when she left the party to form the National Democratic Party (NDP) after a failed flagbearership bid within the NDC. He also forfeited his membership of the National Democratic Congress when he contested as an independent parliamentary candidate in the 2012 elections.

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No locus  Meanwhile, Mr. Teye Nyaunu has pooh-poohed on his purported suspension. He told TV3 Midday Live that they constituency has “no locus” to take such a decision against him without recourse to the regional executives. “It is of no effect and has no basis whatsoever,” he described the suspension. He was emphatic on TV3 that he has not been invited before any disciplinary committee, neither has the party communicated anything about he suspension to him except the media reports. Source: 3news.com |Citifmonline | Ghana]]>