The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has immediately revoked the membership of some top prominent card bearing members of their party.
The statement announced that the former General Secretary, Nana Ohene Ntow as well as former Minister for Inner Cities and Zongo Development Boniface Abubakar Saddique have forefeitured their membership as per the constitution governing the activities of the NPP. The rest are the former National Communications Director, lawyer Yaw Buabeng Asamoa as well as Hopeson Adorye who used to be incharge of Security at the Kotoka International Airport.
This was contained in a statement signed by the General Secretary of the NPP, Lawyer Justin Kodua-Frimpong on Monday, 20th November, 2023.
The General Secretary of the NPP in the statement accused these top party members of rallying support for another presidential Flagbearer other than that of the elected presidential Flagbearer by the NPP
FORFEITURE OF MEMBERSHIP PURSUANT TO THE PROVISION OF ARTICLE 3(9)(1) OF THE NEW PATRIOTIC PARTY CONSTITUTION
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; His Excellency 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”
In addition, Article 3(9) (1) of the Constitution provides as follows:
“A Member of the Party, who stands as an independent candidate against the officially elected member of the Party, or who joins or declares his or her support for another Political Party, or for an independent candidate, when the Party has sponsored a candidate in a general or by-election, automatically forfeits his or her membership of the Party”.
In line with these constitutional provisions, it is the view of the NPP that Hopeson Adorye, Nana Ohene Ntow, Boniface Abubakar Saddique and Yaw Buaben Asamoa have AUTOMATICALLY FORFEITED their membership of the Party. They are, therefore, no longer members of the Party.
The NPP entreats its members to remain true to their duties as per Article 3(5) of the party Constitution. We further call upon our members to bear in mind that the Party’s focus is to unite its ranks and rally the support of Ghanaians to make history by winning the 2024 general elections