NPP executives suspended over ex-MUSIGA president Obuor’s parliamentary bid

Politics of Thursday, 12 September 2019

Source: adomonline.com

2019-09-12

Bice Osei Kuffour (Obour), ex-MUSIGA President

About 35 polling station executives of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Asante Akyem South constituency of the Ashanti region have been suspended indefinitely for supporting former President of the Musician Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Bice Osei Kuffour, popularly known as Obour.

Their crime, according to reports, was honouring the invitation of Obour who is vying for the Asante Akyem South parliamentary seat.

Christian Asante, a suspended polling station chairman for Adansi D/A Junior High School on Adom FM’s morning show, Dwaso Nsem programme, Thursday, said the decision taken by the constituency executives is in violation of NPP regulations.

He noted that, once nominations have not been opened, any candidate is entitled to meet all interest groups to sell his or her campaign message.

A livid Mr Asante is convinced the indefinite suspension is a ploy by the constituency chairman, Gilbert Adarkwa Yiadom to settle personal scores.

“We did no wrong because even the incumbent Member of Parliament, Kwaku Asante-Boateng also met other polling station executives so why didn’t they suspend them,” he quizzed.

In a rebuttal, the Asante Akyem South Constituency Secretary, William Obeng said the suspension was apt.

He said the 35 polling station executives had copies of a circular from NPP national executives prohibiting anyone from meeting any aspirant but they flouted it.

The indefinite suspension, Mr Obeng stressed is to serve as a deterrent to others intending to repeat the same mistake.

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