One of the four suspended constituency chairmen of the NPP in the Ashanti Region says he has accepted the decision in good faith.
Mr. Akwasi Nti Asamoah who is the Chairman for the Fomena Constituency is urging the other chairmen to accept the decision.
He, however, wants a quick hearing of his case by the New Patriotic Party’s Disciplinary Committee.
NPP Chairmen for Asawase, Ejisu, Fomena and Ahafo-Ano South East constituencies in the Ashanti Region were suspended Saturday.
Ashanti Regional Organiser of the NPP, Stephen Amoah said the action follows petitions against the constituency heads from some party members who wanted disciplinary action taken against them for violating sections of the party’s constitution.
In reaction to the suspension, the Fomena Constituency Chairman, Nti Asamoah, issued a statement saying he was prepared to submit to the disciplinary processes of the party.
He however denied playing a role in organizing the pro-Afoko demonstration which took place in Accra.
Some persons believed to be members of the NPP were bused from various parts of the country to Accra to protest the suspension of the NPP’s National Chairman, Paul Afoko.
Mr. Nti Asamoah said “I…wish to put it on record that, I never joined the said Pro-Afoko demonstration and I pray the Disciplinary Committee would admit that and possibly reinstate me ask chairman of my constituency.”
Read below the full statement.
I write to formally accept the suspension meted out to me by the Ashanti Regional Executive Council of our party.
I believe personally that, any form of behavior or conduct that seems misfit within our party should attract sanctions and I humbly wish not to oppose the said suspension by the party to me as a constituency chairman for Fomena in the Ashanti region.
Nobody within NPP would doubt my loyalty and passion to serve the party.
I’ve been a strong advocate of unity within our party and also the need to further protect the dignity, the tradition and the values of the party and it’s unfortunate I’ve got myself into this unthinkable situation.
But as humans, are bound to make mistakes. In these situations, you don’t run away from the repercussion, but, you face them.
Nobody within the NPP is bigger than the party or its constitution and as such if the party deems my conduct as misfit and hence, merits a suspension, then who am I to oppose it?
I again, wish to put it on record that, I never joined the said Pro-Afoko demonstration and I pray the Disciplinary Committee would admit that and possibly reinstate me ask chairman of my constituency.
Though, I admit I may have made some mistakes, I’ve never dreamt of harming the party or Nana Addo’s victory in 2016.
But, I want to ask the Ashanti Regional Executive council to hurriedly arraign me before the Disciplinary committee to further hear me out. I hope and pray I will be reinstated as chairman, because my love for the party surpasses every individual or group.
All I care about is contributing my quota to the victory of our party in 2016, because, that’s the only option for me as a loyal party member.
Moreover, Ghana will have to work again and I firmly believe an Akufo-Addo-led administration has the capacity to ensure that. I care about Ghana and all I always want to do is help Nana Addo and the NPP to rescue Ghana from the state of hopelessness the NDC has engraved us.
Finally, I want to urge all my colleagues who have equally been suspended by the NEC or the REC to accept that in good faith. We have to use the appropriate structures within the party to fight for our places or positions back.
I trust that, when we do this, it would be healthy for us and much healthier for the party’s victory in 2016.
Akwasi Nti Asamoh
NPP, Ashanti Region