My suspension unconstitutional, needless – Kwabena Agyepong

A flagbearer hope­ful of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, has described his indefinite suspension as the general secretary of the party in 2015 as “unconstitutional” and “needless”.

The former general secre­tary of the NPP labelled the party’s decision as an aberration that was politically arranged by some faceless people who could not stand his outstanding leadership but went all out to tarnish his reputation.

He regretted the apparent silence of many party big shots on his undeserved suspension, saying “the NPP has many legal luminaries and eminent person­alities who could have saved the situation, but I was left to my fate regardless of my opinion on the matter.

“What happened to me is an aberration that should never be meted out to anyone in any political party because it was unconstitutional and needless.”

Agyepong disclosed this in an interview with the media in Cape Coast on Wednesday (February 8).

Agyepong, together with Paul Afoko, a former national chair­man of the NPP, and Sammy Crabbe, a former vice-chairman, were suspended indefinitely by the party in 2015.

He could not comprehend why the party that prided itself as the apostle of democracy and rule of law in Ghana, unexpect­edly unheeded its constitutional dictates.

Irrespective of the vile pro­paganda and misinformation, Agyepong said he contributed immensely to the party’s electoral victory in 2016 and 2020.

“Despite the baseless accusa­tions that I was working against the Presidential ambition of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, I mobilised resourc­es from friends and well-wishers to support the party.

“I supported the party in the Upper East and West, Brong Ahafo, Ashanti, and 20 constit­uencies in the Northern Region and submitted a receipt of my contributions to the party,” Agyepong revealed.

He bemoaned the side-lining sub-culture of character assassi­nation and scandalous allegations about political opponents or individuals who may have diver­gent views.

He admonished politicians and political parties to be mea­sured in their utterances and es­chew politics of insults to avoid tension in the country.

Rather, all politicians must conduct their campaigns in peace, and harmony and com­municate their messages without insults.

That political dilemma, Agyepong said, had geared him on to declare a new dawn, a new dimension, and a new direction for NPP and Ghana.

To him, Ghana needed a new direction and capable leader­ship that genuinely puts people before politics and inspired hope for a better future.

For that matter, he resolved to lead a passionate redemption mission to create a shift in the thinking and orientation of what public service and party politics should be. —saaseradio

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