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15.02.2009 NPP News

Asokwa NPP suspends 17 executives

By myjoyonline
Asokwa NPP suspends 17 executives



Seventeen New Patriotic Party members in the Asokwa constituency in the Ashanti Region have been suspended indefinitely for misconduct.

According to the party's Regional secretariat, the seventeen are trouble makers and flouted the party's constitution with impunity.

The action follows threats by Maxwell Kofi Jumah, MP for the constituency that he would resign from parliament if the constituency executives fail to take punitive action against them.

He accused them of campaigning against the party in the heat of the 2008 General elections, and locking the constituency office of the party without his consent.

The regional executives were believed to have unanimously suspended the affected persons following a meeting held on February 7.

But that decision has been called into question.
Spokesperson of the seventeen affected executives, Osei Effah Amponsah, told Joy FM correspondent Ohemeng Tawiah the decision is "unconstitutional" and without basis.

Mr. Effah referred to an undated letter signed by Regional Secretary, Sam Cudjoe which invoked the suspension, as “fraudulent.”

He has sworn to seek redress from the party's National Executive Council.

Story by Nathan Gadugah

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