Suspended General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwabena Agyei Agyepong has for the first time spoken about his two- year suspension describing it as unconstitutional.
The embattled suspended General Secretary argues that the party's constitution has no provisions for such a 'long' suspension and called on the National Executive Committee (NEC) to reinstate him.
“Two years is too long a time for the General Secretary to be on suspension. Our constitution does not provide for that,” he contended.
Agyepong was suspended for an indefinite period along with the Second Vice Chairman, Sammy Crabbe in 2015 after they openly spoke against the suspension of the National Chairman, Paul Afoko.
However the actions by Kwabena Agyapong and Sammy Crabbe were deemed by the party’s Disciplinary Committee, to be contrary to Article 3(d) of the party’s constitution which demands members to publicly uphold the party’s decisions.
Speaking to the press for the first time over his suspension yesterday during the Party’s Extraordinary Delegates Conference, Mr. Agyepong retained that he does not support the decision of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) to suspend him but “I love the party so I respect that decision”.
When quizzed further on whether he missed his job as the General Secretary of the NPP, he said, “…Of course, I miss; I do”. “I got an overwhelming mandate in Tamale…the party grass root recognizes my contribution to the party,” he underscored.
Mr. Agyepong who stole the show in his Sheik-like appearance at the event, received applause from some delegates and party supporters.