NPP reinstates Kwabena Agyepong
The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has lifted the suspension, on its former General Secretary, Kwabena Agyepong.
The National Executive Committee decided to end the suspension imposed in December 2015.
Mr. Agyepong had appealed to the party to recognize him as a former General Secretary after the expiration of his mandate on April 12, 2018.
In deciding to lift Mr. Agyepong’s suspension, the National Executive Committee(NEC), which was the body that suspended him based on the recommendations of the National Disciplinary Committee, took into cognizance his conduct during the period of his suspension.
In the light of this decision, the party now recognizes Mr. Agyepong as former General Secretary, which recognition entitles him to enjoy all privileges and courtesies conferred on previous occupants of the position of General Secretary.
He was suspended after violating Article 3(d) of the party’s constitution, which requires members to uphold the party’s decisions.
This was after he had taken “unilateral actions and activities without consultation with or seeking authorization from the NEC.”
He was suspended together with the party’s former National Chairman, Paul Afoko, and former National Vice Chairman, Sammy Crabbe.
However, Mr. Agyepong continued to campaign and work for the party.
In the build-up to the 2020 elections, he went around the country and mounted platforms to canvass votes for President Akufo-Addo and the NPP.
The National Executive Committee also accepted the recommendations of the National Disciplinary Committee to lift the suspension of the Constituency Women’s Organizer for Atiwa East, Gifty Sackey, who was suspended by the Eastern Regional Executive Committee of the Party.
The party had also adopted the Osafo Maafo-led Election Review Committee Report, which was set up to review performance in the 2020 elections to make appropriate recommendations.
The National Executive Committee also considered a Draft Code of Conduct and Guidelines to regulate the conduct of party members, particularly prospective Presidential and Parliamentary Candidates for election 2024 and their followers, during the pre-election period.
The Draft Code of Conduct and Guidelines would soon be made public after being ratified by the party’s National Council.