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United Progressive Party fires Odike

Akwasi Addai Odike, the 2016 presidential candidate of the United Progressive Party (UPP), has been sacked by the party.

Founder and leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Mr. Akwasi Addai Odike

The National Executive Council (NEC) on Tuesday, 12 March 2019 voted unanimously to kick him out of the party.

Acting General Secretary of the UPP, Mr Bukari Kuoru, said: "Upon several deliberations, NEC has resolved to weed out a thorn in the flesh of the UPP. In accordance with Article 29 and Article 16 (3) of the party’s constitution, Mr Kwesi Addai Odike has been dismissed indefinitely by a unanimous decision by NEC acting on the advice of the national council until further notice."

He called on eligible Ghanaians interested in the flag bearer slot to pick nomination forms from the party’s office.

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“Voting has been done and in compliance with Article 28 of the party’s constitution, Mr Kwesi Addai Odike, henceforth, ceases to be a member of the party and as such cannot carry out any executive duties, parade himself in the name of the party or on behalf of the party in any instance whatsoever.

“Now that he is out of the way, the UPP shall go on and any eligible Ghanaian interested in occupying any position in the party can come forward to the party’s office and take or pick a form”.

Prior to the 2016 general elections, suspended Mr Odike for breaching its constitution and naming his son as the acting General Secretary.

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