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PNC in deep crisis – National Chairman Mornah admits

Bernard Mornah is the National Chairman of PNC

National Chairman of the People’s National Convention (PNC) Bernard Mornah says the party is in deep crisis and the earlier members come together to resolve differences the better.

“I just hope and pray that we will be able to surmount these challenges.”

Mr Mornah made the admission on 3FM’s Sunrise on Thursday.

He indicated that upon all the ill fortune that befell the party in the 2016 elections – not winning a single seat for the first time in the Fourth Republic – leadership is yet to meet to review that performance.

“Our inability to form committees like the NDC [did] means we are in crisis,” he stated.

‘Inappropriate’

The 2016 Parliamentary Candidate for Nadowli-Kaleo Constituency fingered Ghana’s Ambassador-at-Large, Dr Edward Nasigre Mahama, as the cause of all the troubles within the PNC.

According to him, PNC’s constitution still holds the 2016 flagbearer as the Leader of the party.

“But when executive duties are taken by a leader who does not show up,” he explained, there is bound to be trouble.

He said the personality clashes led to the “inappropriate” suspension of the General Secretary, Atik Mohammed.

‘Blind loyalties’

Mr Mornah described the situation within the leadership of the Hilla Limann party as full of “blind loyalties” where members follow persons instead of principles.

“It [should be] about principles,” he stressed. “It is about standing by what one believes in.”

He said he is mulling going mum at meetings of the national executive.

“May be the best option is to look for plaster and seal my mouth.

“It is difficult. You can’t open up.”

The PNC polled 20,910 votes in the 2016 presidential elections. The votes represented 0.20 per cent, putting candidate Dr Mahama behind Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, John Dramani Mahama, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom and Ivor Kobina Greenstreet in that order.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana

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