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NDC reinstates Wonder Madilo to contest Youth Organizer position

By Kweku Antwi Jnr

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has reinstated the disqualified National Youth Organizer hopeful, Wonder Madilo.

Wonder Madillo was disqualification by the Vetting Committee of the NDC on grounds that he had not held any position at the branch or constituency level, which should qualify him for a national position.

This, according to the party’ Vetting Committee, contravenes the Article 40 (2) of its Constitution which states that; “one must have been an executive prior to your election as a national officer”.

Wonder Madilo therefore petitioned the Appeals Committee of the party and upon a review of the report by the Vetting Committee; the embattled National Youth Organizer Hopeful has been reinstated.

A letter dated October 1, 2018, which was signed by the Chairman of the National Congress Appeals Committee, Cletus Avoka and copied to PrimeNewsGhana states that, “at its meeting held on the 28th of September 2018, the Appeals Committee carefully evaluated your petition and decided to uphold your appeal, thereby reversing the earlier decision of the Vetting Committee to disqualify you from contesting the position of National Youth organizer in the upcoming national elections”.

Speaking in an interview with PrimeNewsGhana on Thursday, Mr. Madilo said “it was communicated to me yesterday”.

He said “somebody misled the Vetting Committee because in 2014, I was an elected executive at Ayawaso Constituency in the Greater Accra Region”.

“The committee said by their records, in 2016 I took my vote to Ketu South and I did that instructions to Ketu South just for the main election. The committee held that because I voted in Ketu South, I ceased to be an executive and I lost the membership of my branch, which was obnoxious”.

He said “it was wrong and an injustice, because there was voting and as an individual holding the voters' or national ID card, has no bearing on which branch you belong. So I believe the committee was wrong on that score. The committee also said I did not serve for the tenure of four years which was also wrong”.

He therefore expressed gratitude to the Appeals Committee and the party for doing diligent to his appeal, even though the earlier decision can affect his campaign.

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