Embattled suspended Second National Vice Chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Sammy Crabbe has disclosed that his legal tussle with the leadership of his party is not over despite his suit being dismissed by the court.
Mr. Crabbe is lacing is boots to appeal an Accra High Court’s decision of June 2, 2016 presided over by Justice Sir Dennis Adjei, which stated that the National Disciplinary Committee of the NPP, has jurisdiction to hear and punish anyone found to have breached the party’s rules.
“Basically I disagree with the Judge so I shall appeal on the grounds that I pointed to the fact that as an elected officer if anybody had any petition against me, Article 43 (D) states very clearly that the person has to go to the national council and not the national disciplinary committee. Nobody is above discipline in the party but processes have to be followed. And I don’t think he ruled on that. There are other things I disagree with him so my lawyers will look at that and we will go on.” He stated
Mr. Sammy Crabbe dragged the party to court challenging his indefinite suspension by its National Council following his refusal to honour an invitation by the Disciplinary Committee to answer various charges leveled against him.
“I never said I was above the law. I only said if you have something against me don’t take it to the disciplinary committee. There are reports I turned down several invitations from the committee but it was just once that they wrote to me and I wrote back to them that I am sorry and cannot appear before them because per the constitution they did not have that power. The judge did not handle those two things; I find it strange and I want to find out why. So I have the right to appeal and I shall go on until I get my justice.”
He challenged the decision and said it was an act of lawlessness by “coup makers” who had thrown the party’s long-held credentials to the dogs and therefore proceeded to the Accra High Court months after his suspension to annul the decision.
By: Ghana/Ultimate1069.com / 106.9fm