Kwabena Agyepong, Sammy Crabbe faces suspension

Pollster Ben Ephson speaking to Accra-based Kasapa FM has also revealed that the suspension would take place in two weeks.


The General  Secretary Kwabena Agyepong of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has faced the Disciplinary Committee of the party over a petition filed and actions to be taken against him.

This was followed by a petition to the disciplinary committee dated November 2, 2015 and signed by four party members and copied to the National Executive Committee, National Council of Elders, the leader and presidential candidate Nana AKufo-Addo, the Acting National Chairman, and the NPP Deputy General Secretary accused the Mr Agyepong of holding out Paul Afoko as the National Chairman contrary to the position of NEC and the NC.

The petitioners Chris Arthur, Former TESCON-KNUST President; Adreba Kwaku Abrefa Damoa, London; Kwabena Afum Dankwa, London; and Kwame Baffoe, NPP Regional Youth Organiser, Brong Ahafo said Kwabena Agyepong must be sanctioned for “exhibiting gross misconduct, and engaging in deals tantamount to venality whiles in his elected position as General Secretary”.

According to the petitioners, Kwabena Agyepong's utterances and statements in the media are “always inimical, and counterproductive to the efforts made by the flag bearer, whiles he contributes little or nothing towards building a strong Party, knowing very well that general and Presidential elections are less than a year away.

"If the basis for suspending Afoko is anything to go by, then the political crimes of the two are more than Afoko’s. The party membership card issue for instance will work against Agyepong. If at the EC forum he was able to defy the NEC decision and say Afoko is still the chairman; that is serious," he stated.

Speaking on Sammy Crabbe, Ben Ephson stated that the declaration by the second vice chairman that he will never attend any meeting called by the acting chairman Freddie Blay is unpardonable.

Sammy Crabbe vowed not to contest for any position in the party if NEC does not reverse its decision to suspend National Chairman, Paul Afoko.

Meanwhile, both Minority leader and his deputy, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu and Dominic Ntiwul will also face the Disciplinary Commttee.


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