Some party members of the ruling New Patriotic Party are calling for the re-instatement of suspended General Secretary Kwabena Agyapong.
According to them, Mr. Agyapong has showed enough good faith to merit a re-instatement.
Addressing the press, convener of the group, Jihan Efua Nuhu, said a petition which was sent to the National Executive Committee and copied to the President is yet to get a response.
She added that the continuous suspension of Mr Agyapong is an affront to the party’s constitution.
“Everybody is wondering if indeed, it is a removal rather than a suspension,” she noted.
The group is, however, worried about the utterances of some party executives and want the National Executive Committee to check the development.
“The Ashanti Reginal Chairman of the Party, Antwi Bosiako said on radio that – Kwabena Agyapong can only be admitted into the part if he is re-born. We find it strange for such utterance to come from an elected executive of the party,” Nuhu added.
The group’s appeal comes on the back of an earlier one by some constituency and polling station executives in the Brong Ahafo region, who have petitioned the party’s hierarchy for the reinstatement of its suspended General Secretary.
They say Mr. Agyapong’s conduct towards the party even after his indefinite suspension in 2015, manifests his loyalty towards party activities.
Despite the suspension, Mr. Agyapong has been sighted several times at NPP gatherings, most recently at the party’s national delegates conference in Cape Coast in the Central region in August.
Below is the group’s full petition:
APPEAL TO THE NATIONAL COUNCIL TO REINSTATE KWABENA AGYEI AGYEPONG AS THE ELECTED GENERAL SECRETARY OF THE NEW PATRIOTIC PARTY
We the undersigned members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Brong Ahafo Region wish to add our voices to the numerous appeals made to the National Council (NC) of the great elephant party NPP, to reconsider reinstating the elected General Secretary to his position.
As it is known to the rank and file of our dear party and the general public, the National Executive Committee of the party upon by the Disciplinary Committee’s recommendation, suspended Mr. Kwabena Agyei AGYEPONG on the 10th of December,2015.
We humbly state the following reasons for our call for the reinstatement:
Mr. Kwabena Agyei Agyepong’s conduct after his suspension has met the commendation of members our party including those who petitioned the Disciplinary Committee for his suspension.
It is also a public knowledge that Mr. Kwabena Agyei Agyepong supported several distressed constituencies across the country notably the Brong Ahafo, Upper West, Upper East, Northern Region and Ashanti Region in the lead up to the 2016 general elections. Even though he was suspended, his commitment to the party’s electoral victory was commendable. This puts no doubts on his commitment and loyalty to our party.
Regardless of his suspension, Mr. Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, avail himself for party activities and even attended the party’s conference at cape coast. In our opinion, Mr Agyepong embrace by party supporters and stalwarts at the conference, is a clear indication that we have healed our wounds after the party’s sweet victory last year which he played part. On this note
We the Brong Ahafo members of the new patriotic party mostly constituency and polling station executives therefore wish to appeal to the National Council to let the Tamale votes count by reinstating Mr. Kwabena Agyei Agyepong to his position as the elected General Secretary of the party.
We hope our appeal would meet your favorable response.
Dr. Emmanuel Opoku Marfo