The leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) forfieted membership of four leading members of the party including a former General Secretary, Nana Ohene Now, for campainging for Mr Alan Kwadwo Kyeremateng who is running as an independent candidate in the 2024 general elections.
The other three are former Communications Director; Yaw Buaben Asamoah, former Deputy National Security Coordinator in charge Airports; Hopeson Adorye as well as former Madina Member of Parliament for Madina Constituency, Alhaji Boniface Saddique.
According to the NPP the four are no longer members of the party after they publicly endorsed and campaigned for the candidature of Alan Kyerematen who broke away from the party to form the Movement for Change political group.
A statement from the NPP said the four automatically forfeited their membership of the party for their flagrant breach of the Party’s Constitution, particularly Articles 3(5) (A)(4) and 3(9)(1).
The statement signed by the NPP General Secretary, Justin Kodua Frimpong, noted that Article 3(5) (A) (4) of the NPP Constitution urges all members of the Party to “abide by and publicly uphold the decisions of the Party.”
“A Member of the Party who stands as an independent candidate against the officially elected member of the Party or who joins or declares his or her support for another Political Party, or for an independent candidate when the Party has sponsored a candidate in a general or by-election automatically forfeits his or her membership of the Party.
“In line with these constitutional provisions, it is the view of the NPP that Hopeson Adorye, Nana Ohene Ntow, Boniface Abubakar Saddique and Yaw Buaben Asamoa have AUTOMATICALLY FORFEITED their membership of the Party. They are, therefore, no longer members of the Party,” the statement stressed.
The NPP entreats its members to remain true to their duties as per Article 3(5) of the party Constitution and further reminded them of the party’s focus to unite its ranks and rally the support of Ghanaians to make history by winning the 2024 general elections.