Lawyers of Atik Mohammed write to PNC over suspension

Atik Mohammed was suspended indefinitely last month at an extraordinary National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting.

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Mr Samson Lardy Anyenini of A-partners@Law in the said letter said that the suspension of his client is in violation of the party’s constitution and hence the party must rescind the decision.

He was charged with bringing the party's name into disrepute.

He was also accused of criticising the party’s 2016 flagbearer, Dr Edward Mahama.

But Atik’s lawyer in the letter to the PNC dated Tuesday August 8, stated that: “We hold the instruction of the lawfully elected and constitutionally recognised General Secretary of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Atik Mohammed to reply your letter of 24th July 2017 on the above subject matter. We start by stating categorically that the decision by a few members of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) to indulge in the action purporting to suspend our client was/is completely alien to the PNC Constitution and due process of the law generally.

“The purported actions were/are absolutely not in compliance with the PNC constitution and due process.

“Consequently, the purported actions were/are not only ultra vires on two separate levels, but such an egregious assault of the PNC Constitution, due process, good conscience and our clients rights that same cannot be given any regard whatsoever by our client.”

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