Hopeson Yaovi Adorye, Yaw Buaben Asamoa, Nana Ohene Ntow and Boniface Abubakar Saddique have been expelled from the New Patriotic Party.
Their expulsion come after publicly declaring support for Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen, a former member of the NPP who resigned to contest the 2024 elections as an independent candidate.
According to a release signed by the party’s General Secretary, Justin Koduah Frimpong Monday, November 20, 2023, the regulations of the NPP enjoins members to support no other candidate than the flag bearer of the party to which they belong.
However, the four persons, despite blatantly breaching what the party’s constitution says, still carry themselves as members of the elephant fraternity.
The leadership of the NPP has therefore indicated that the actions of the four automatically means they have forfeited their membership from the NPP.
Find the press release below:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOVEMBER 20, 2023
FORFEITURE OF MEMBERSHIP PURSUANT TO THE PROVISION OF ARTICLE 3(9)(1) OF THE NEW PATRIOTIC PARTY CONSTITUTION
The leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has taken notice of recent activities of Hopeson Adorye, Yaw Buaben Asamoa, Nana Ohene Ntow and Boniface Abubakar Saddique which includes publicly endorsing the candidature of a person other than the duly elected Presidential Candidate of the Party; His Excellency Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia.
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.
For the avoidance of doubt, Article 3(5)(A)(4) of the NPP Constitution enjoins all members of the Party to
”abide by and publicly uphold the decisions of the Party”
Also, Article 3(9)(1) of the Constitution provides as follows:
“A Member of the Party, who stands as an independent candidate against the officially elected 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”.
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 NPP entreats its members to remain true to their duties as per Article 3(5) of the party Constitution. We further call upon our 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.
JUSTIN KODUA FRIMPONG