The Klottey Korle Constituency Executive and members of the party are calling on the Acting General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Mr. Boadu to step aside and allow other party organ to handle the impasse in the Klottey Korle Constituency.
According to them, the attitude with which he has been approaching the Klottey Korle issues, confirms to them he simply does not want the rule to apply in Klottey Korle simply because of his personal relationship with Julina Aboagye and Nii Noi.
They said the Acting General Secretary cannot pick and choose which aspect of the NPP constituency to implement because every member of the party is under obligation to uphold the constituency.
“The fact he is the Acting General Secretary of the party does not put him above the constituency of the party. The law is no respecter of person”, they lamented.
They continued that, the position of the party regarding that, one who violated the constitution of the party by contesting as an independent candidate, and those who supported, campaigned, sponsored and worked for Nii Noi the independent candidate.
They are all deemed to have forfeited their membership and therefore they cannot be registered as members of the party during the current registration exercise,’ they added.
It will be recalled that after the 2016 parliamentary primaries in Klottey Korle, losing candidate Nii Noi after sometime declared to the general public was going to contest as an independent candidate.
When he made that declaration, there were several attempts by senior members of the NPP including Former President Mr. John Agyekum Kufour, E. H. Alhaji Bawumia, Him. I.C Quaye , Dr. K. K Sarpong , MPs to asked him to rescind his decision but he refused and maintained his people and supporters will not forgive him if he should rescind his decision.
Speaking at the press conference on Thursday , held at Accra international Press Centre by Klottey Korle Constituency members, Mr. Issac Kwame Sarpong, Member of Council of Elders for Klottey Korle Constituency, explained that, in Article 3H of the NPP Cinstitution states that a 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.
He said the Acting chairperson of the Klottey Korele constituency Juliana Aboagye, ordered two attacks on the constituency organizer Daniel Odei Appiah at the conference center.
He disclosed that, the organizer picked the registration materials to the constituency secretariat, and handed over to the constituency Secretary which of course John Boadu himself directed in consonant with the party structure in a meeting at the regional office. He alleged that Mr. John Boadu is complicit in all the happenings i the constituency.
According to him, John Boadu, has called the constituency Secretary and questioned her on why she wants to apply the provision on forfeiture and that is not everything in the constitution that is to be enforced.
He therefore called on Mr. John Boadu, to steps aside and allow other party organ to handle the impasses in the Klottey Korle Constituency.
By: Bernard K Dadzie