24.06.2005 CPP News

CPP does not recognize "Positive Action Group" - Dowuona

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Accra, June 24, GNA - The Convention People's Party (CPP) on Friday said it did not recognise the "Positive Action Group (PAG) of the CPP" that met in Koforidua and claimed to have removed the Party's Regional Steering Committee from office.

A statement signed by Professor Nii Noi Dowouna, General Secretary of the Party, said: "The National Secretariat of the CPP will like to state in no uncertain terms that there is no officially recognized group as Positive Action Group, let alone constitute itself into a forum to take such actions." It said that the action taken was procedurally wrong, unconstitutional, therefore, null and void.

The statement reminded the signatories to the resolution and those contemplating similar moves of the relevant provisions of the CPP Constitution on the composition and functions of the Regional Executive Committee. "The PAG has members with legal backgrounds and in this regard they should note that the CPP operates with rules and regulations, which are defined by law and will not countenance covert and overt operations that would potentially undermine the progress made at reviving the Party."

The statement said the Regional Executive Committee meeting, if properly constituted, had constitutional right to recommend for the consideration of the Central Committee the suspension of any member of the Regional Executive Committee. The Central Committee shall decide within 30 days of receiving the recommendation the fate of the member concerned. The statement urged the regular members of the Party to always endeavour to follow the appropriate channels for solution to their grievances.

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