Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Kabila Faces CPP
Kwabena Bomfeh aka Kabila is the National Youth Organozer of the Convention People's Party (CPP)
Posted on: www.dailyguideghana.com
By William Yaw Owusu
Tuesday October 19, 2010
Even before the committee set up by the Convention People’s Party (CPP) to investigate and recommend disciplinary action against James Kwabena Bomfeh aka Kabila, the party’s National Youth Organizer commences it work today, Daily Guide can confirm that the written summons contain unpardonable factual inaccuracies.
A letter issued on September 17, 2010, signed by Andrews Addy, Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee of the CPP could not even spell the surname of Kabila correctly (Bonfeh instead of Bomfeh) while the letter states that Peace FM is in Tema instead of Accra.
Furthermore, they are accusing Kabila of initiating legal action against Kosmos when in actual fact; Kabila had gone to court to stop Parliament of Ghana from passing the STX Korea Housing deal.
The committee has Wing Commander Pat Sogbordjor, Elizabeth Akpalo, Supi Bensti-Enchill, and Yaw Yegbe as members while Monica Quaison and Kwow Ansah are substituted members of the committee.
The summon states that Kabila stands accused on three counts of initiating legal action in respect of the “Kosmos Affair” without authorization from the party; insulting Ladi Nylander, the CPP Chairman on August 6, 2010 on Peace FM radio station in Tema; and finally posting a statement on the internet on August 6, 2010 challenging the authority of the CPP Chairman who had called on him (Kabila) and Ivor Kobina Greenstreet (CPP General Secretary) to step aside.
But in his response to the summon which was copied to CPP Council of Elders, Central Committee members, Disciplinary Committee, CPP Chairman and the General Secretary, Kabila challenged the constitutionality of the committee but said “I am ready to appear before any lawful forum either within or outside the party to answer to any allegation made against me.”
He said the committee should be guided by Section 9 (a) of the Political Parties Act, 2000 (Act 574) which enjoins all political parties registered in Ghana to conform to democratic principles and not contravene the 1992 Constitution.
He said the Disciplinary Committee cannot appoint itself under Article 76 (a) of the CPP Constitution, explaining that the Central Committee of the CPP had not appointed members of the Disciplinary Committee at the time the summon was prepared saying “the committee lacks legal basis to conduct the intended disciplinary proceedings.
The CPP Youth Organizer also said the Central Committee of the party was yet to enact and publish the required procedural rules to govern the activities and proceedings of the National Disciplinary Committee saying “your directive that I submit written responses within 48 hours of receipt of your invitation and appear before your committee a mere 18 hours later is not only arbitrary, but implies that your committee is enacting its own rules contrary to Section 76 (d) of the CPP Constitution.”
“Let me remind you that I am a duly elected national officer of our great party who is sworn to uphold the party’s constitution as well as the democratic ideals of the party and will do all in my power to do exactly that.”