Crabbe’s case was "totally pointless" - Lawyer

An Accra High Court on Thursday dismissed a suit against the NPP by suspended Second Vice Chairman, Sammy Crabbe, challenging his suspension.

Suspended Second Vice Chairman of NPP, Sammy Crabbe

Mr Crabbe was suspended by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party after he failed to appear before a Disciplinary Committee to respond to misconduct charges leveled against him by some members of the party.

Sammy Crabbe months after his suspension dragged the party to court citing a breach of procedure.

In the suit, Mr Crabbe challenged the locus of one of the members of the Disciplinary Committee which took the decision to suspend him.

But Justice Sir Dennis Adjei, who presided over the case ruled that the suit by Mr. Crabbe had no merit.

According to him, the Disciplinary Committee of the NPP has the jurisdiction to hear and punish anyone who breaches the party's rules.

Reacting to the ruling, lawyer for the NPP, Godfred Odame, said the case indeed was unmeritorious.

“It was totally pointless. We invited him to the Disciplinary Committee; he declined the invitation. You disrespect the committee and run to court to claim that you were denied hearing. I haven’t heard any matter of this kind before. And I think that it speaks to one thing that every member of the party is subject to the disciplinary rod of the party,” he told Joy News.


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