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21.05.2004 General News

Nduom, Hagan to face disciplinary committee

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Accra, May 21, GNA- The Central Committee of the Convention Peoples' Party (CPP) on Friday referred its 2000 Presidential Candidate Professor George P. Hagan and three others to the party's Disciplinary Committee for "acts intended to undermine the credibility and fortunes of the party."

The rest are Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom, CPP Parliamentary Candidate for KEEA in 2000 elections, Dr Vladimir Antwi-Danso and Mr Kwaku Baako Jnr., leading members of the party who have "openly declared their support for other candidates instead of the CPP in the December elections.

A statement signed by Dr Edmund N. Delle, National Chairman and Leader, and issued on behalf of the CPP Central Committee on Friday after a meeting on Thursday May 20, gave the Disciplinary Committee a two-week ultimatum to investigate and recommend the appropriate sanctions.

The Central Committee the highest decision making body of the party condemned in no uncertain terms the unfortunate attitude of the leading members and warned that "it would not tolerate any acts of indiscipline from any member irrespective of status in party". The Central Committee also pledged uphold the party's basic commitment towards equality and disciplined members adding, "the supremacy and interest of the party would not be compromised for the convenience of any group of individuals".

The statement said "the Central Committee re-affirmed its support for Mr George Opersika Aggudey, the party's Presidential Candidate for December elections and reminded the rank and file that all members are constitutionally enjoined to support his candidacy in the Presidential elections".

The Central Committee also entreated members to renew their loyalty to the party and remain focused to ward off any acts aimed at destabilizing the build-up towards the December elections. It also urged members to intensify on-going organisational activities to elect parliamentary candidates.

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