The Central Committee of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) has interdicted four national executive members of the party for misconduct.
Their alleged offences include attempts to lure some CPP members to join Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom’s newly formed Progressive People’s Party (PPP).
They are the CPP’s National Youth Organiser, Mr Mutala Mohammed; the National Women’s Organiser, Mrs Mary Ankomah Boakye Boateng; the Ashanti Regional Chairman, Dr Ben Kwofie, and the Northern Regional Youth Organiser, Kwame Murtala.
The CPP interdicted the four executive members at its Central Committee meeting on Thursday evening.
A statement signed by the Director of Communications of the CPP, Nii Armah Akomfrah, said the decision to refer the four to the Prof Edmund Delle Disciplinary Committee had its basis in the CPP Constitution, particularly Article 112 (2), which states, “An office holder referred to the Disciplinary Committee may be interdicted pending the outcome of the disciplinary proceedings.”
But in a sharp rebuttal, two of the interdicted officials, Mr Mohammed and Mrs Boateng, discounted the allegations and urged the Samia Nkrumah-led executive to sit up and face the realities of the day.
According to Mr Mohammed, the leadership of the party was keen on muzzling him from speaking his mind regarding issues that affected the fortunes of the CPP.
“The party is in disarray and could go comatose if steps are not taken to arrest the dwindling fortunes of the CPP,” he stated.
Explaining her point to the Daily Graphic, Mrs Boateng denied recruiting CPP members to join the PPP but insisted that after a tour of some parts of the Western Region, she realised that there was a ground swell of support for Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom who had resigned from the CPP to found his own party.
She added that she had told the media that from all indications, many CPP members were contemplating leaving to join Dr Nduom and the PPP and, therefore, “the claims by Samia and the General Secretary, Mr Ivor Greenstreet, that Dr Nduom’s resignation will not have any effect on the CPP amounted to naivety”.
She maintained that the leadership of the party should “not trivialise the issues but must plead with Dr Nduom to rescind his decision.
The Women’s Organiser described her interdiction and subsequent referral to the disciplinary committee as a normal organisational procedure but accused Samia and Mr Greenstreet of not working with the party’s constitution.
Other members of the disciplinary committee are Major Sedziafa (retd), Ms Araba Bentsi-Enchill, Mrs Elizabeth Akpalu and Mr Yaw Osafo.
Source Graphic Ghana