In light of their decision to join Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen’s Movement for Change as part of his independent presidential campaign, Hopeson Adorye, Nana Ohene Ntow, Boniface Abubakar Saddique, and Yaw Buaben Asamoa have been exempted from the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
In a press statement issued by the Genera Secretary, Justin Kodua, their membership was revoked because they openly supported the candidacy of Alan Kyerematen.
“Hopeson Adorye, Nana Ohene Ntow, Boniface Abubakar Saddique, and Yaw Buaben Asamoa have automatically forfeited their membership in the New Patriotic Party (NPP). They are, therefore, no longer members of the party,’’ parts of the statement sighted by 1Family Radio read.
According to reports, the four have vociferously backed Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, who just left the NPP to start a new organization called Movement for Change.
Read the full statement below:
FORFEITURE OF MEMBERSHIP PURSUANT TO THE PROVISION OF ARTICLE 3(9)(1) OF THE NEW PATRIOTIC PARTY CONSTITUTION
The leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has taken notice of the recent activities of Hopeson Adorye, Yaw Buaben Asamoa, Nana Ohene Ntow, and Boniface Abubakar Saddique, which include publicly endorsing the candidature of a person other than the duly elected Presidential Candidate of the Party, His Excellency Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia.
In spite of their flagrant breach of the Party’s Constitution, particularly Articles 3(5)(A)(4) and 3(9)(1), the afore-named men still hold themselves out as members of the NPP.
For the avoidance of doubt, Article 3(5)(A)(4) of the NPP Constitution enjoins all members of the party to “abide by and publicly uphold the decisions of the party.” In addition, Article 3(9)(1) of the Constitution provides as follows:
“A Member of the Party who stands as an independent candidate against the officially elected member of the Party, or who joins or declares his or her support for another political party or for an independent candidate, when the Party has sponsored a candidate in a general or by-election, automatically forfeits his or her membership in the Party”.
In line with these constitutional provisions, it is the view of the NPP that Hopeson Adorye, Nana Ohene Ntow, Boniface Abubakar Saddique, and Buaben Asamoa have automatically forfeited their membership in the party. They are, therefore, no longer members of the party.
“The NPP entreats its members to remain true to their duties as per Article 3(5) of the party constitution. We further call upon our members to bear in mind that the Party’s focus is to unite its ranks and rally the support of Ghanaians to make history by winning the 2024 general elections.”