- President Of Coalition Of Concerned Teachers
By Patrick Biddah
It has emerged that the seven individuals of the Coalition of Concerned Teachers ( CCT) of Ghana, who claimed to have removed their President , King Ali Awudu from office, are themselves subjects of criminal investigations.
It has turned out, they did not have the mandate to remove their President, as well as dissolving the National Executive Council of the union.
The seven individuals, two of whom are regional officers and the other five district officers, are being pursued by the police for forging the official letterheads of the union to advance their personal interest.
Their public utterances in view of a court case pending, has seen them running away from a Court bailiff who intends to serve them to be hauled before the law court for contempt .
Addressing a press conference on Monday to give details of the actions taken against the disgruntled members of CCT, the President of the Union, King Ali Awudu, indicated that he is still the President and still at post until elections are held.
Holding the press conference from the headquarters of the Union, he indicated is the fact that he is still at post and there is no way the said disgruntled members can claim to have taken over the union .
All the claims of corruption and embezzlement against the union leadership, are to say the least mischievous, according to him.
He said allegations of claims that they are staying in office illegally cannot hold because it is the Court and the same Constitution of the Union which mandates the leaders to be at post until further notice when there is a court case against the holding of an election.
For him, leadership are not holding on to power illegally and, therefore have not committed any crime, noting that it is the disgruntled members who have committed crimes and are being investigated by the Police.
“They further went ahead to write to our stakeholders on a forged Letterhead of the Union that, the President of the Union has been dismissed and the NEC dissolved “, he pointed out.
Flanked by other executives of the Union, Mr. Ali Awudu, urged all the members to remain resolute as they continue to fight for the welfare of the Union and teachers.