The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) says the suspension of its General Secretary, Kwabena Agyei Agyapong, is legal.
Mr. Kwabena Agyapong has said his, over two years suspension, remains unconstitutional, praying that good sense of judgment will prevail in his case.
Kwabena Agyapong was suspended indefinitely along with the Second Vice Chairman, Sammy Crabbe, after they publicly kicked against the suspension of his close ally, the National Chairman, Mr. Paul Afoko.
Their conduct, the party’s Disciplinary Committee said, violated Article 3(d) of the party’s constitution which demands members to publicly uphold the party’s decisions.
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They were accused of frustrating the efforts of the then opposition party to focus on winning the 2016 general elections after staying in opposition for eight years.
The suspension calmed troubled NPP waters, after months of internal wrangling made the party a laughing stock among its political rivals, the NDC.
But the National Council of the NPP after a meeting over his suspension has refuted claims by its suspended General Secretary that his suspension was illegal.
According to the Deputy General Secretary, Nana Obiri Boahen, the Council followed all due processes in handing out the decision and takes serious note of the comments by the estranged General Secretary.
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“After the National Council met, we wish to make it clear that, Mr. Kwabena Agyapong’s suspension was legal and constitutional” he said on Accra-based Okay FM.
He noted that the matter of unconstitutional suspension, does not arise anywhere.
The NPP, he stressed, believes in Constitutionalism and Rule of Law, adding that the business of Mr. Agyapong alluding to a mandate procured at “Tamale where the Party grassroots recognized my (his) contribution to the Party” is misplaced and fallacious.
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Lawyer Obiri Boahen maintained that whatever steps the party took, leading to the suspension of Mr. Kwabena Agyei Agyapong were all legally, and constitutionally proper and acceptable.