NPP takes disciplinary action on super delegates election ‘disruptors’

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has summoned before the Disciplinary Committee of the Party some individuals or groups who allegedly engaged in acts of violence, intimidation, or coercion with the aim of disrupting the just-ended super delegates electoral process and influencing its outcomes.

A statement released yesterday by the party’s General Secretary, Justin Frimpong Kodua, outrightly condemned such incidents and emphasised the NPP’s unwavering commitment to democratic principles, accountability, integrity and fairness of the election process.

The statement stressed that while the majority of voting centers experienced a smooth process, it acknowledge that isolated incidents occurred at certain locations. However, it indicated that what remains clear is the party’s dedication to the core principles of the NPP Constitution.

“Pursuant to Article 10(7)(5) of the NPP Constitution, certain individuals namely; Mr. Raphael Patrick Sarfo, Mr. Charles Dokyi Yaw-Addo, Mr. Musa Sulemana, Mr. Hopeson Yaovi Adorye will be referred to the Party’s Disciplinary Committee,” the statement announced.

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The statement noted that the action is a direct response to evidence, including video and photographic materials, which suggest potential violations of the provisions outlined in Article 3(5)(A)(1)(2)(3) and (4) of the Party’s Constitution and a potential misconduct under Article 4(7).

“Emphasis must also be placed on the fact that Hon. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, pursuant to the afore-stated constitutional provisions of the party, will also be summoned before the Disciplinary Committee of the Party to provide responses and further details to the accusations and threats he made against certain personalities in a video that has since gone viral on social media and mainstream media,” the General Secretary said in the statement.

In the statement, the leadership of NPP also extended its heartfelt appreciation to all stakeholders who contributed to the successful execution of the Special Electoral College Election. It lauded the collaborative efforts of the Presidential Elections Committee, the Electoral Commission, the Ghana Police Service, media partners, aspirants, delegates, supporters, and the general public for their unwavering dedication to the democratic process.

“We extend our congratulations to all aspirants and their supporters for their responsible conduct, following the guidelines, rules, and regulations set forth for the election. Your commitment to the democratic principles of the Party is acknowledged and celebrated,” the statement added.

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