The All Nigerian Community in Ghana has suspended its President, Mr Moses Owharo, for alleged manipulation of the bank account of the association.
A statement by the Public Relations Officer, Mr Barry Ndu, made available to newsmen in Owerri on Thursday said that the suspension was to allow full investigations into the matter.
According to Ndu, the suspension is the decision of the congress of ANC which held at its secretariat on September 28 ratified by the board of trustee, members and delegates from other regions of Ghana.
Ndu added that already the matter had been reported to Ghana Police, saying the members want the investigation to follow due process of the law so as to unravel circumstance that led to tampering of ANC United Bank of Africa account.
Ndu stated that ANC account was frozen since 2013 due to court action against the body, but it was recently uncovered that fake resolution purported to have come from the executive council of the association was used to make a withdrawal from the account.
It was further revealed that two of the said new signatories were Daniel Obiora and Godwin Onowu, who were neither members of the congress nor executives of the association.
“The congress perceived the action as a gross violation of all known rules binding members of ANC.
“For the sake of transparency, due process and in line with the anti-corruption agenda of Nigeria government which all Nigerians must be part of as ambassadors of the country, the executives have decided to immediately suspend Owharo as its president,’’ he said.
He noted that Owharo had equally been summoned by the body to explain his role in the change of signatories and withdrawals made from the ANC Ghana UBA Account.
But in a swift reaction, Owharo told Journalists that the allegation was false.
Owharo told NAN in a telephone interview that there was no leadership crisis in ANC in Ghana.
“As I speak with you, I am still the president of ANC, Ghana, and the Nigeria High Commission in Ghana still work with me and so those carrying a fake report that I am no longer the president are merely spreading falsehood,’’ Owharo said.