The Central Regional Communication Officer of the NDC, Kwesi Dawood has been remanded into police custody for two weeks by a Cape Coast Circuit court.
Mr Dawood has been accused of incest.
He is said to have impregnated his own daughter and caused her to abort the pregnancy.
He was eventually suspended by the NDC who have eventually quashed that decision.
In a statement by the Functional Executive Committee (FEC) of the party, although it does not condone crime, it believes the manner in which Mr. Dawood’s suspension was decided on violates the party’s constitution, hence the action.
“The Functional Executive Committee of the party, at its meeting held today, 13th October 2021 took the view that the suspension of Mr. Kwesi Dawood is not only prejudicial to the matter pending in Court, but that same violates the rights of a criminally accused person to a fair trial, the rules of natural justice and Article 46(1)(a)(c)(d) of the NDC Constitution.”
“…Only the Functional Executive Committee at the national level of the party has the power to suspend an office holder of the party at the regional level. Consequently, FEC has quashed the purported suspension of the Central Regional Communication Officer, Mr. Kwesi Dawood by the Central Regional Executive Committee of the party, as same is wrongful and without regard for due process,” a statement signed by the General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, explained.