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Afoko, Agyepong, Crabbe deserved suspension – NPP elder

Source: citifmonline

A member of the National Council of Elders of the New Patriotic Party, Dr Joe Amoako Tuffuor, has said suspended members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) were not beyond expulsion from the party.

Dr Amoako Tuffuor made these claims while responding to Kwame Pianim, who was earlier calling for unity within the party.

Kwame Pianim, speaking to the media on Tuesday, insisted the NPP should move on from all the bad blood and stop the unnecessary bickering.

Mr Pianim further emphasized the need for the NPP to channel its energy into forming a formidable campaign team to devise strategies to wrestle power from the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC).

He feels the problems in the NPP appear to have been compounded by the suspension of the party’s National Chairman, Paul Afoko, General Secretary, Kwabena Agyepong and Second Vice Chairman, Sammy Crabbe, for misconduct.

But Dr Amoako Tuffuor on Eyewitness News, disagreed with Kwame Pianim’s sentiments.

He pointed out that people should respect the decision of the party’s Disciplinary Committee to suspend some party members for misconduct.

“A party like NPP is guided, is protected, by its constitution and this constitution has structures. All that I’m saying is that people must respect the decisions of the disciplinary committee and the structures that exist within the party and when we do that, what will happen is that we give everybody a fair hearing,” he said.

Dr Amoako Tuffuor, drawing up a hypothetical situation, said ignoring the presence of “a double agent” will be to the detriment of any party.

“Supposing you find somebody as a mercenary and a double agent sitting within your party, and then the party’s rules catch up with them, and you fell they should all be pardoned and let’s work together you will end up not winning any election because you don’t know what their intention is.”

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