The National Council of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has refuted claims by its suspended General Secretary, Kwabena Agyei Agyapong, that his suspension was illegal.
The council says it followed all due processes in handing out the decision and takes serious note of the comments by the estranged general secretary.
“The National Council wishes to make it clear that, Mr. Kwabena Agyapong’s suspension was legal and constitutional”, a statement by the party and signed by deputy general secretary, Nana Obiri Boahen, said, explaining circumstances leading to the decision.
“We wish to state unequivocally and unreservedly that, whatever steps which the Party took, leading to the suspension of Mr. Kwabena Agyei Agyapong were all legally, proceduraliy and constitutionally proper and acceptable. Indeed, the decisions of His Lordship Justice Anthony Yeboah in the PAUL AFOKO’s case and that off His Lordship Justice Dennis Agyei in the SAMMY CRABBE’s case, all confirm in every material particular, that the steps, processes, and related efforts taken by the Party, which culminated in the suspension of the General Secretary were in all order.
“Mr. Kwabena Agyei Agyapong had the option to appeal as in Article 7C of the Party’s Constitution. He elected not to avail himself of this opportunity.
“Accordingly, the matter of unconstitutional suspension, does not arise anywhere. The NPP, as a political party believes in Constitutionalism and Rule of Law. This business of Mr. Agyapong alluding to a mandate procured at “Tamale where the Party grassroots recognized my (his) contribution to the Party” is convoluted, misplaced and fallacious.
“In the lead up to the 2016 Presidential and General Elections the Party suffered considerable vulgarity which the Party, in order to stay focused, decided not to respond to. The Leadership of the Party took the view at the National Council meeting that, in order to ensure order and discipline, the Party would from hence not hesitate to apply the necessary sanctions, appropriate enough, within the given circumstances to any member who would misconduct himself or herself.”