The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has defended the suspension of its General Secretary and Second Vice-Chairman saying they blatantly contravened the party’s constitution.
The National Executive Committee on Thursday indefinitely suspended Kwabena Agyepong and Sammy Crabbe following a recommendation made by the party’s disciplinary committee.
The charges against Mr Agyepong include acting against the orders of NEC and conspiring with suspended chairman, Paul Afoko, to act in breach of party orders
Communications Director of the NPP, Nana Akomea in a press conference justified the decision to relieve both national executives of their post.
Below are the reasons
A) Violation of Article 3(D) of the NPP constitution which enjoins members to publicly uphold the decisions of the party, through various acts including;
- His disregard for NEC decision on 23rd October, 2015, suspending Mr. Paul Afoko.*Various Public statements he made that cast the Party in bad light.*He engaged in unilateral actions and activities without consultation of, or authorization by the NEC, such as;*Writing to the Electoral Commission designating only himself and suspended Chairman Afoko as the only authorized signatories.
*Granting waivers to parliamentary aspirants
*Non-reference of legal matters to the proper legal Committee of the Party.
*Interference with Constituency primaries against National Appeal Committee decisions and also
*Misrepresentation/misleading of NEC on status of some constituency primaries.
*He, in conjunction with suspended Chairman Afoko and Sammy Crabbe, launched Party cards without authorization from NEC.
The gravamen of the petition against Mr. Sammy Crabbe involved his violation of article 3 (D) on the duties of a member.
Mr. Sammy Crabbe on several occasions publicly went against the NEC decision on the 23rd October, 2015 suspending Mr. Paul Afoko.
He also in conjunction with Mr. Afoko and Kwabena Agyepong launched party membership cards and fundraising activities without authorization from NEC.