The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has announced the forfeiture of membership for four of its members, due to their recent clandestine activities that go against the party.
These four members are Hopeson Adorye, Yaw Buaben Asamoa, Nana Ohene Ntow, and Boniface Abubakar Saddique, who reported activities include publicly endorsing a person other than the duly elected presidential candidate, Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia.
The NPP leadership has criticized these individuals for violating several provisions of the Party’s Constitution, particularly Articles 3(5)(A)(4) and 3(9)(1). Despite these breaches, the four members continue to identify themselves as members of the NPP.
Under Article 3(5)(A)(4) of the NPP Constitution, all members are expected to “abide by and publicly uphold the decisions of the Party.” Furthermore, Article 3(9)(1) stipulates that a party member who stands as an independent candidate against the officially elected member of the Party, or who joins or declares support for another political party or independent candidate when the Party has sponsored a candidate, automatically forfeits their membership.
Based on these constitutional provisions, the NPP officially declares that Hopeson Adorye, Nana Ohene Ntow, Boniface Abubakar Saddique, and Yaw Buaben Asamoa have automatically forfeited their membership of the Party. They are no longer recognized as members of the NPP.
The NPP urges its members to remain loyal to their duties as outlined in Article 3(5) of the Party Constitution.
The party also calls upon its members to keep in mind the objective of uniting its ranks and garnering the support of Ghanaians to achieve victory in the upcoming 2024 general elections.