Hopeson Adorye has reacted to his dismissal from the ruling New Patriotic Party, saying it will rather spur him to campaign for his preferred candidate Alan Kyerematen in 2024.
In an interview on Accra-based Asaase Radio, Mr. Adorye referred to the expulsion letter as "a waste of time" adding that "everybody is aware that once you support a different candidate apart from the party’s candidate, you forfeit your membership."
He was reacting to news of his expulsion alongside three others for openly declaring support for Mr. Kyerematen's independent bid.
"I know where this orchestration is coming from. I am their headache. This will encourage me more. I am going to work hard to make sure Alan Kyerematen becomes the next president of Ghana," Mr. Adorye vowed.
The General Secretary had revoked the membership of the four citing articles in the NPP constitution barring support for candidates other than those selected by the party.
Others include Yaw Buaben Asamoa, a former Communications Director of the NPP and Member of Parliament for Adentan; Nana Ohene Ntow, a former NPP General Secretary and Boniface Abubakar Saddique.
The statement noted that "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."
It quoted Article 3(5) (A) (4) which requires members to "abide by and publicly uphold the decisions of the Party" and also cited Article 3(9) (1) which automatically strips membership from anyone 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."