Somtim Tobiga calls for calm as PNC leaders throw punches
An expelled member of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Dr. Somtim Tobiga, who has sued the party on several occasions, has become a peacemaker and is urging calm within the party as a power struggle between the current national leadership rages on. The party’s General Secretary, Bernard Mornah, is accusing the national chairman, Alhaji Ahmed Ramadan, of creating parallel authority within the PNC national leadership.
Dr. Tobiga, who himself has over the years led a crusade against the two personalities is urging them to ceasefire and rather serve the party’s general interest.
He told Citi News in an interview that, “if they think it is there for their own personal interest without regard for the party then there would be a problem, but remember that we rely heavily on the [PNC] constitution.”
“I’m sure that if we handle the party with its constitution, we’d have no problem,” he said. “PNC has a very beautiful constitution.”
The rift within the party seems to be deepening and if not addressed immediately would create a bigger mess for a party that is even struggling to get three per cent of the country’s total votes.
Meanwhile, the flagbearer of the party, Mr. Hassan Ayariga, has given indications that he would be calling the two persons involved – Ramadan and Mornah – to a meeting on Saturday to help find a solution to the wrangling.