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Announcing the resignation and the pull-out at a press conference in Accra, the acting chairman/leader of the PNC, Mr. Felix Amoah said their action has become imperative, because of what he described as extremely negative and dangerous forces for the politic and development of Ghana.
His words: “I, as Acting National Chairman and leader, together with many leading members of the PNC including my Deputy, Mr. Chris Zingah, the General Secretary, Dr. Nii Noi Dowuona and his Deputy, Mr. Kwaku Yiborku Mr. Ben Ableta, member of the standing committee and Mr. Yao Yegbey,
The acting chairman/ leader therefore called on true Nkrumahists to join the fold of the new party. “We asked PNC elements already elected into the working committee at the national, regional and constituency levels to be steadfast and continue to perform. We call on the PNC grassroots to rally to the cause of Nkrumahist unity when the party is launched”, he said.
The pull out and resignation of the leaders of the PNC according to the statement read to Pressmen by the acting chairman was as a result of some forces under the aegis of Dr. Edward Mahama, the PNC presidential candidate in the 1996 elections which have sought to undermine the authority of the leadership, thus creating unnecessary crisis in the party to pave the way for implementing their hidden agenda.
Mr. Amoah also alleged that, there has been a spate of unauthorized press statements orchestrated by some leading members of the party most of which have been directed at him with a dubious intent of questioning his credibility as a rallying point and unity within the party. “Leading party members have chosen to use statements in the press. This diabolic scheme is the greatest height of ingratitude especially to me, who as one of the five founding architects publicly launched the PNC on 29th May, 1992 and remains the only cabinet Minister in the Third Republic to have stood by Dr. Limann through thick and thin in the National leadership of the party”, he argued.