CPP youth to petition party over suspensions

Prof.Edmund Delle

Prof.Edmund Delle

The Youth League of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), has said it will petition the party’s leadership over the suspension of its National Youth Organiser, Ernesto Yeboah, and General Secretary, Nii Armah Akomfrah

The two were suspended after they publicly contradicted the party’s flag-bearer, Ivor Greenstreet, over President John Mahama’s Ford Expedition saga as well as petitioning the Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), to investigate the President.

The two have also been accused of publicly chastising and humiliating the party’s flag-bearer in the media after Mr. Greenstreet reportedly dismissed claims that the Ford Expedition gift to the President amounted to bribery.

The party insists that, the said petition was a unilateral one that did not reflect its stance on the issue.

Secretary to the CPP’s Youth League, Hardi Yakubu, said the youth will not relent until the decision to suspend the two is reversed.

“We will in the coming days, following an official communication on the reasons for the suspension, we seek to petition the leadership of the party to take a second look at the decision because we think that, it is a very crucial moment at this point and we cannot have national officers being suspended at this crucial moment of the election year,” he said.

The Youth League in a separate statement said it “stands shoulder to shoulder with Ernesto Yeboah and Nii Armah Akomfrah” since “we believe that they spoke and acted in the best interest of the party and of Ghanaians in general.”

Ernesto Yeboah had also said he is not ashamed to be suspended from his position for waging war against corruption.

“We would rather seek to petition state organisations that have the required constitutional powers to ensure that the truth of the matter is ascertained and we are not reneging on that. So if we are being honest simply because of this, then we are not ashamed,” he added.


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