The Central Regional branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have suspended their Regional Communications Officer Kwesi Dawood over allegations of incest and defilement.
It was reported in the Monday edition of Daily Guide newspaper that Kwesi Dawood has been accused of sleeping with and impregnating his teenage biological daughter, whom he later forced to abort the baby.
The Central Regional Secretary of the NDC has now revealed that Kwesi Dawood has been suspended from the party over the shocking allegations against him.
According to him, Mr Dawood’s suspension was in line with the party’s constitutional provisions on misconduct and anti-party behaviour.
“Now, we want to put it on record that Mr Dawood is suspended as the Regional Communications Officer until further notice,” he said, adding that the NDC could not pretend to be unconcerned about the incident.
“The Party is not pleased with the alleged misconduct of Mr Dawood because it vehemently frowns on such attitudes, especially in his former capacity as the Regional Communications Officer.
“Though the alleged incident concerned one person, its rippling consequences cast a slur on the Party and its leadership,” he stated.
Meanwhile, Kwesi Dawood, in a statement published on his official Facebook page, has denied ever sleeping or impregnating his daughter. He also vowed to sue Daily Guide for defaming him.
“I have taken notice of a publication by the Daily Guide newspaper of 11th October, 2021 alleging that I have impregnated my daughter and made her abort the pregnancy. I wish to state unequivocally that the said publication is a false and malicious fabrication,” the statement read.
“While I work with my lawyers to prove my innocence through the justice system and pursue a defamation action against the Daily Guide Newspaper, I would like to appeal to the general public to treat the said publication and the allegations thereof with the contempt it deserves.”