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11.04.2007 General News

NPP suspends two MPs

By myjoyonline
NPP suspends two MPs

Two Members of Parliament of the New Patriotic Party in the Greater Accra region have been suspended from attending constituency and regional executive meetings for bringing the name of the party into disrepute.

The Chronicle reports that the two affected MPs are Nana Akomea, MP for Okaikoi South and Madam Theresa Naa Amerley Tagoe, MP for Ablekuma South.

It reported that the National Chairman of the party, Mr Peter Mac Manu has granted amnesty to Hon. Ishmael Ashitey of Tema East.

The constituency chairmen and regional executives stated: "In view of the actions of these MPs, the regional executive committee has resolved that these MPs are hereby suspended from attending the constituency and regional executive meeting except that of Tema East MP, who has been granted amnesty by the national chairman."

This was contained in a petition signed by the regional and constituency chairmen to the leader of the party, President J. A. Kufuor.

Out of 27 constituency chairmen in the region, 22 appended their signatures to the petition.

The five constituency chairmen who were not in attendance to sign the resolution were, Nii B. Kaikai, Krowor Constituency chairman and Mr. Alfred Boye, Ledzokuku chairman, who were reported to have travelled to the U.K and Robert Sabbah, Ablekuma Central chairman, then bereaved. Tema West chairman, Mr. Azure Sampana and Sege chairman, Mr. Henry Lomotey were engaged in one way or the other, which prevented them from being signatories to the petition, says the Chronicle.

Prior to this statement, the regional chairmen averred that, "We, the Greater Accra regional executive Committee have realized that in spite of the numerous historic achievements of our government, certain persons you have honoured to assist in your administration are bringing the government and our party into public ridicule.”

The statement continued, "We wish to draw your attention to the conduct of Hon. Theresa Amerley Tagoe, MP for Ablekuma South and the Deputy Minister for Greater Accra Region and subsequently wish to appeal to your esteemed office to consider her immediate removal before she brings your good office to further disgrace."

They alleged that the MP has been using her office as a deputy Minister to terrorize the party executives in the region and her constituency. They further alleged that she commanded the Korle-Bu police to arrest and detain the constituency chairman and executives of her constituency, after she had used her slippers to slap the chairman repeatedly in the face, in the full glare of the general public.

The regional executive noted that it was unfortunate that some MPs in the Greater Accra Region have engaged in acts which infringe upon the framework of the party's constitution.

They mentioned MPs, Theresa Amerley Tagoe, Nana Akomea and Ishmael Ashittey of arrogating powers to themselves to sack the constituency executives and the problems that it bad caused the party.

Culled from The Chronicle