Former President John Dramani Mahama has been urged to dump Stan Dogbe sooner than later and disassociate himself from his embarrassing behaviours.
According to advocates of such action, NDC Action Movement, Stan’s actions and inactions contributed largely to the humiliating defeat of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and its presidential candidate in the 2016 general elections.
In a media statement copied to Ghanacrusader.com, the movement queried why an aide to a former President and presidential candidate for the biggest opposition party in Ghana would use his position to continually bully media persons.
According to the movement, Stand Dogbe, applied what it called bullying tactics and aggression against media practitioners when officials of the Electoral Commission (EC) conferred with former President John Mahama at his office in Cantonment.
The Movement stated, “In his usual element, Stan Dogbe attacked journalists, seized their phones and also prevented some from covering the meeting between members of the EC and President Mahama held recently at the instance of the EC in the latter’s office at Cantonment.”
“Stan Dogbey, a bitterly divisive figure who has rape issues hanging around his neck must not be the one managing our presidential candidate,” the statement stressed.
The Action Movement recapped an incident where Stan Dogbe as presidential staffer reportedly snatched the recorder of a journalist and smashed it.
“We can also not lose sight of how Stan Dogbe as part of President John Mahama’s official visit to Scotland, angrily shoved a BBC journalist away who had sought to interview the President on issues of rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender in Ghana.”
“There are countless numbers of times where this rabble rouser of an aide has attacked journalists in the past and we shudder to think why and how he is still around our leader,” the Movement stated.
The group demanded his immediate removal as aide to the NDC flagbearer and warned it would be prudent to push him away so the party could focus on prosecuting the election 2020 agenda.
President Mahama, they argued, could keep Stan as his house aide if he so wishes to keep him around but supporters of the NDC demand the former Joy FM man be made to take a back seat for the party to focus on the task ahead.
The Action Movement appealed to the National Council of Elders to, as a matter of urgency, bring pressure to bear on the presidential candidate to do the honorable thing and ensure Stan steps away.