CR-NDC suspends Kwesi Dawood as police chases him over incest allegation

The Central Regional Secretary of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Kojo Quansah, has said the party is still looking for its Regional Communications Officer, Mr Kwesi Dawood, who has been accused of incest.

“We got to know about it [the allegation] last week, so, we had a meeting and we’ll want to find out from Kwesi [if it’s true], so, we are still looking for Kwesi to find out whether it is true or not”, Mr Quansah told Valentina Ofori-Afriyie on Class91.3FM’s mid-day news 12Live on Monday, 11 October 2021.

Mr Quansah said Mr Dawood “could not come for a meeting” to that effect, “so, the only thing we have to do is that we use the phone to contact him but when you call him, the phone is off”.

“I mean we are trying to get him but I’m sure very soon we’ll get and speak to him”, he noted.

He said Mr Dawood “stays at Swedru and Cape Coast” but “when we checked from Swedru, he’s not there; when we checked from Cape Coast, too, he’s not there and by the nature of his work, he doesn’t have to sit at one place”.

Meanwhile, the Central Regional Police Command has launched a manhunt for the embattled Communications Officer.

Class FM’s Central Regional Correspondent, Raymond Coffie, reported that Mr Dawood says no one has invited over any matter and also denied the rape and incest allegations.

According to Raymond Coffie, Mr Dawood says he suspects elements within his own party as well as the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), have joined forces to tarnish his image and hard-won reputation.

Raymond Coffie noted that Mr Dawood insists the lady at the centre of the allegation is a member of the Tertiary Education Students Confederacy, the student’s wing of the governing NPP.

He says the NDC communicator is claiming innocence of all the allegations levelled against him by the lady, who claims to be his daughter.

Meanwhile, the NDC has suspended Mr Dawood from the party over the matter.

Mr Quansah said the suspension is in the interest of the party.

He said the NDC, as a party waiting to assume the reins of government, cannot sit aloof for the matter to fester.

He explained that this is just a suspension for the matter to be further delved into once the leadership gets hold of Mr Dawood