The Ashanti Regional Executive of GJA has cautioned Listowell Yesu Bukarson to desist from holding himself as Chairman of the Association.
According to the group Mr. Bukarson was dismissed from that position after contesting in the NPP parliamentary primaries in Builsa North Constituency, contrary to the Associations regulations.
Below are details of the statement by the Ashanti GJA executives
The attention of the Ashanti Regional branch of the Ghana Journalists’ Association(GJA) has been drawn to the fact that Mr Listowell Yesu Bukarson, has been moving from one radio station to another holding himself up as the substantive Regional Chairman of the GJA.
We, the executives, wish to inform corporate bodies,embassies, metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies,ministries, departments and agencies and the general public that, Listowell is not the chairman of the Regional GJA.
It would be recalled that he contested in the primaries of the New Patriotic Party for the parliament seat of the Builsa North constituency in the Upper East Region of Ghana, but lost.
He went by the name Listowell Awaambe Bukarson.
A statement signed by the National Executives of the GJA requested him to resign.
The statement further asked the Ashanti Regional Vice Chairperson, Mrs Elizabeth Kankam-Boadu to act as the Regional Chairperson.
The Regional GJA branch would like to remind the public that the statement from the National Executives is still in force.
The Regional GJA branch is not by this statement preventing Listowell from making comments on radio or elsewhere but he should be aware that it is an offence to do that in the name of the GJA.
We know how painful it is to lose such a position of such an elevated and cultured organization-GJA.
But, we do not want to believe that he is finding himself in a low position that does not offer him any opportunity to draw attention, and so an effective tactic is to use the GJA.
Signed on behalf of executives: