My Suspension Was Unconstitutional — Kwabena Agyapong
The suspended General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Kwabena Agyei Agyapong, has described his two-year suspension as unconstitutional.
According to him, the party’s constitution has no provisions for such a ‘long’ suspension.
“Two years is too long a time for the general secretary to be on suspension. Our constitution does not provide for that,” he argued.
Mr Agyapong was suspended indefinitely along with the Second Vice Chairman, Mr Sammy Crabbe, in 2015 after they publicly kicked against the suspension of the National Chairman, Mr Paul Afoko.
This was deemed by the party’s disciplinary committee to be contrary to Article 3(d) of the party’s constitution which demands members to publicly uphold the party’s decisions.
But speaking to the press for the first time over his suspension, Mr Agyapong maintained that he disagrees with the decision of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) to suspend him but “I love the party so I respect that decision”.
Responding to a question on whether he missed his job as NPP general secretary, he said, “…Of course, I miss; I do”.
“I got an emphatic mandate in Tamale where the party grassroot recognise my contribution to the party,” he emphasised at the NPP’S Extraordinary Delegates Congress in Kumasi last Sunday.
Mr Agyapong, whose Sheik-like appearance at the event intrigued delegates who cheered him on, welcomed recent calls by some persons for him to be reinstated.
One interesting thing which happened at the event was his appearance at the congress.
He was dressed like a Sheik in an all-white outfit and was full of smiles.
Many at the venue cheered him on as he exchanged pleasantries with delegates.
Source: Daily Graphic