Four well-known members of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) have had their memberships revoked: Boniface Abubakar Saddique, Nana Ohene Ntow, Hopeson Adorye, and Yaw Buaben Asamoa.
The decision was made due to their public support of a presidential candidate other than Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the party’s elected flagbearer, according to a press release released on Monday, November 20.
This support is cited in the statement, which is signed by General Secretary Justin Kodua Frimpong, as a violation of the party’s constitution, specifically Articles 3(5) (A)(4) and 3(9)(1).
These articles place a strong emphasis on the duty of party members to follow and publicly support decisions.
The press release emphasizes that the party is aware of the four people’s actions and that they continue to be associated with the NPP in spite of their violations of the party’s constitution.
It clarifies at the end that their membership has been revoked since their activities have violated the party’s ideals.
“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 declared support for another party candidate.
Read the full statement below: