Two former executives of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have triggered processes that could lead to the expulsion of the party’s second vice chairman, Sammy Crabbe.
The NPP members have filed a petition to the disciplinary committee pushing for sanctions against the former Greater Accra regional chair.
“This complaint is brought pursuant to Article 4 (3)(c) of the Constitution of the New Patriotic Party (the ‘party’) (as amended) (the ‘constitution’) to respectively request that Sammy Crabbe, who is currently the 2nd National Vice Chairman of the party, having been duly elected on 12th April 2015, be expelled from the party,” Boye Laryea and Gladys Tsotso Mann-Deddey demanded.
According to the petitioners, Mr. Crabbe has failed, neglected and abandoned his duties as a member of the party, and has fallen short of the standard required of national officers.
The petitioners who worked with Mr. Crabbe as regional executives attached copies of media reports, published on myjoyonline.com, in which the accused made several utterances opposed to the party’s decision to suspend its national chairman, Paul Afoko.
“Specifically, Sammy Crabbe, through his words and conduct, has breached his duty to abide by and publicly uphold the decisions of the party, contrary to Article 3(D)(iv) of the Constitution,” the two wrote.
In the heat of the controversies that followed Afoko’s suspension, Sammy Crabbe predicted actions to get him out of the party because of his stand against the Acting Chairman of the party, Freddy Blay.
The vice chairman had forecasted on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme on November 12 that the party will incite some tribesmen in his constituency to petition for his suspension just like they did to Mr. Afoko.
The prophecy has been fulfilled as two persons from the Greater Accra petitioned the party, asking for his removal.
However, when Joy News contacted Sammy Crabbe he declined to comment on the petition.
That Sammy Crabbe be immediately suspended from acting as the 2nd National Vice Chairman of the Party pending the final determination of this complaint.
That Sammy Crabbe be expelled from membership of the party.
Any other orders that the National Disciplinary Committee may deem fit.