Yaw Buaben Asamoa, Nana Ohene Ntow, Hopeson Adorye, and Boniface Abubakar Saddique have been sacked by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for their support of Alan Kyeremanten, a breakaway member.
The party’s decision was announced in a press release on Monday, November 20, and was based on the fact that the four individuals publicly endorsed a presidential candidate other than the party’s elected flagbearer, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.
The statement, signed by General Secretary Justin Kodua Frimpong, cites a violation of the party’s constitution, specifically Articles 3(5) (A)(4) and 3(9)(1).
The press release emphasizes that the party is well-informed about the actions of the four individuals and acknowledges their continuous affiliation with the NPP, despite violating the party’s constitution. The statement further asserts that their conduct is in contradiction with the party’s values, leading to the revocation of their membership.
“The leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has taken notice of recent activities of Hopeson Adorye, Yaw Buaben Asamoa, Nana Ohene Ntow and Boniface Abubakar Saddique which includes publicly endorsing the candidature of a person other than the duly elected Presidential Candidate of the Party; Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia.”
“In spite of their flagrant breach of the Party’s Constitution particularly Articles 3(5) (A)(4) and 3(9)(1), the afore-named men still hold themselves out as members of the NPP.”
“For the avoidance of doubt, Article 3(5) (A) (4) of the NPP Constitution enjoins all members of the Party to ‘abide by and publicly uphold the decisions of the Party’,” parts of the statement added.