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09-Mar-2010  
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Dr. Kwabena Adjei - National Chairman of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC)
 
 
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The National Chairman of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr Kwabena Adjei, had a tough time defending the appointment and role of Lt. Col. Larry Gbevlo-Lartey on the political committee of the party.

Gbevlo-Lartey himself had asked Daily Guide to contact the national executive of the NDC to ascertain the role he would be playing in his new position.

This was when Daily Guide contacted him over his new appointment and whether or not that would not conflict with his role as National Security Coordinator.

Mr Gbevlo-Lartey admitted he does not know the role he would be playing in his new position and asked this reporter to speak to the national executives who may have an idea about what he is expected to do. But when Daily Guide managed to reach NDC chairman Dr Kwabena Adjei, after several efforts, his initial comment was “no comment at all.” He however proceeded to ask “why should I give you comment about his involvement, is he not a politician?”

Though the position of National Security Coordinator is a political appointment, it has always been the norm to detach them of any political activities so that their decisions would not be influenced by their partisan affiliations.

However, Dr Kwabena Adjei aka ‘Wayoo, Wayo’ wants Ghanaians to accept that Gbevlo-Lartey is a politician since, according to him, “he is managing the security aspect of politics,” asking, “So can’t you make sense out of it?”

“Don’t you know what committee members do?” he asked rhetorically, saying, “they contribute; they don’t do anything, they contribute to discussions.”

Quizzed whether that does not and would not conflict with Gbevlo-Lartey’s role as National Security Coordinator, the chairman said, “Go and ask him; go and ask Gbevlo-Lartey that now that they have made him chairman of that committee what is his role. I have nothing else to tell you.”

He further asked Daily Guide’s reporter if he has nothing to write about, saying “they have appointed somebody to be a member of a committee and that’s what interests you and you are calling me at this time on the eve of independence to ask me this simplistic question.”

Propaganda Secretary of the NDC, Richard, Quashigah, who had earlier offered to speak on the issue, also made a sudden u-turn and declined to make any comment, also referring the issue to the General Secretary.
 
 
Source: Daily Guide/Ghana
 
 

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