Friday, November 05, 2010

Dismissed NPP rebels back

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By William Yaw Owusu

Friday November 5, 2010
FOURTEEN MEMBERS of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Yilo Krobo Constituency of the Eastern region, who were dismissed for breaching the party’s constitution in 2004, have been accepted back into the fold of the elephant family.

The 14 were allegedly seen at the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) rallies and were said to have incited NPP members against the party’s polling agents and some chief farmers on the eve of the 2004 general elections claiming they were given monies to share but failed to do so.

But on October 30, 2010 a high-powered meeting co-chaired by Mr. Fred Oware, First National Vice Chairman and Kojo Opare Hammond, Director of Finance and Administration of the NPP resolved the issue amicably in Somanya and recalled the errant members.

Addressing the NPP executives at the meeting, Mr. Oware underscored the need for members of the party to allow peace to prevail so that they can work together to achieve the objectives of the party.

He said the time has come for all NPP members to close their ranks and work hard to wrestle power from the NDC in 2012.

Mr. Hammond for his part thanked both former and present executives of the party for their effort to get the issue resolved and urged all members to continue to educate the public on the need to get the NPP back to power.

Those present at the meeting were Yaw Barimah, former Eastern Regional Minister, and former DCEs from Fanteakwa, Dodowa and Somanya.

There were also representatives from the regional capital including Dr. Samuel Annor, Alhaji Omar Bodinga, Seth Antwi and Frank Annor Dompreh as well as all executives of the constituency who also took turns to ask members of the NPP to live in unity and work hard for the party to come back to power.

Those expelled and reinstated are: Nicholas Addai, Okyeame Otum, Matthew Bawa, Moses Tetteh Kwao, Alex Adjirackor, Johnny Borrows, Raphael Odonkor, Stephen Nartey, John Lartey aka Carpenter, Agyei Paddy, John Tetteh Kwasi aka Olani, Desmond Afutu, Phillip Okunor and IK Charkitey.

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