Kwabena Agyepong’s suspension lifted

The National Executive Council of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has lifted the suspension of the party’s former General Secretary, Kwabena Agyapong.

A statement signed by General Secretary of the NPP John Boadu said “The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has adopted the Report of the Osafo Maafo-led Election Review Committee, which was set up by the Party to review its performance in the 2020 General Elections and to make appropriate recommendations. The Review Committee Report was adopted by the Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) at its meeting on Monday, May 10, 2021.

“At the said meeting, 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-elections period. The Draft Code of Conduct and Guidelines would soon be made public after same has been ratified by the party’s National Council.

“The National Executive Committee also lifted the indefinite suspension of Mr. Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, who, until his suspension in December 2015, was the General Secretary of the Party.

“This decision was taken by the National Executive Committee after extensive deliberations following a letter written by Mr. Kwabena Agyepong to the Party, appealing to the National Executive Committee to recognize him as a former General Secretary after the expiration of his mandate as General Secretary on April 12, 2018.

“In arriving at the decision to lift Mr. Kwabena Agyei Agyepong’s suspension, the National Executive Committee, 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.”

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In the light of this decision, the Party now recognizes Mr. Kwabena Agyei 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.

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.

Mr Agyepong was suspended in 2015 with the party’s former National Chairman, Paul Afoko, and the former National Vice Chairman, Sammy Crabbe for misconduct.

The party also suspended him for his “unilateral actions and activities without consultation with or seeking authorization from the NEC.”

Since his suspension, Mr Agaypong had been seen an functions of the NPP to demonstfrate his support for the party even in his spuspension.

He was neck deep in the campaign of the NPP ahead of last year’s elections.

By Laud Nartey||Ghana