Former Member of Parliament for Builsa North, Timothy Awontiirim, has described the removal of some four persons from the New Patriotic party (NPP) as unnecessary.
The comment by the former MP comes after the leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) kicked out four of its members for endorsing the candidature of a person other than the duly elected Presidential Candidate of the Party, His Excellency Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia.
The four are Hopeson Adorye, Yaw Buaben Asamoa, Nana Ohene Ntow and Boniface Abubakar Saddique.
A statement signed by the General Secretary for the NPP, Justine Kodua Frimpong, said in spite of their flagrant breach of the Party’s Constitution particularly Articles 3(5)(A)(4) and 3(9)(1), the afore- named men still hold themselves out as members of the NPP.
“In line with these constitutional provisions, it is the view of the NPP that Hopeson Adorye, Nana Ohene Ntow, Boniface Abubakar Saddique and Yaw Buaben Asamoa have AUTOMATICALLY FORFEITED their membership of the Party. They are, therefore, no longer members of the Party,” the statement added.
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The party has since asked its members to bear in mind that the Party’s focus is to unite its ranks and rally the support of Ghanaians to make history by winning the 2024 general elections.
Speaking to host of Atinka FM’s AM Drive Nana Fianko, Former Member of Parliament for Builsa North, Timothy Awontiirim, said some things are better of left to die a natural death.
According to the former lawmaker, the policies of the current government has destroyed the NPP as a political party.
“The policies of this government have destroyed the party and so already the party is limping. Political parties deal with numbers and so when the butterfly people get 100,000 votes, it will affect you, if they get 20,000 it will affect you. Who knows, there can be a run-off and if that becomes the case, will the NPP tell Alan and his people to vote for them? Political parties are voluntary organizations and the constitutions are laws that guide them. Sometimes, we need to ignore certain things,” he said.
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