Four prominent members of the governing New Patriotic Party have been dismissed for publicly endorsing a candidate other than the party’s duly elected 2024 presidential candidate.
The affected members, including former general secretary Nana Ohene Ntow, former communications director Yaw Buaben Asamoa, former MP for Madina Boniface Abubakar Saddique, and Hopeson Adorye, have been relieved of their party membership.
The dismissal follows a breach of the party’s constitution, specifically in endorsing a candidate other than the duly elected Presidential Candidate, His Excellency Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia.
According to a statement by the NPP’s general secretary, Justin Kodua Frimpong, issued on Monday, the party holds the view that the four affected persons cease to be members 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,” the statement said.
In a sharp response, one of the affected members Hopeson Adorye has described his action as a “waste of time”.
Adorye told Asaase Radio on Monday (20 November), Adorye said the action taken against him will enable him to work hard for Alan Kyeremateng to win the 2024 polls.
“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.
SOURCE: DAILY MAIL GH