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NPP suspends two MPs 4/11/2007
Two Members of Parliament of the New Patriotic Party in the Greater Accra region have been suspended from attending constituency and regional executive meetings for bringing the name of the party into disrepute.

The Chronicle reports that the two affected MPs are Nana Akomea, MP for Okaikoi South and Madam Theresa Naa Amerley Tagoe, MP for Ablekuma South.

It reported that the National Chairman of the party, Mr Peter Mac Manu has granted amnesty to Hon. Ishmael Ashitey of Tema East.

The con¬stituency chairmen and regional executives stated: "In view of the actions of these MPs, the regional executive committee has resolved that these MPs are hereby suspended from attending the con¬stituency and regional executive meeting except that of Tema East MP, who has been granted amnesty by the national chairman."

This was contained in a petition signed by the regional and constituency chairmen to the leader of the party, President J. A. Kufuor.

Out of 27 constituency chairmen in the region, 22 appended their sig¬natures to the petition.

The five constituency chairmen who were not in attendance to sign the resolution were, Nii B. Kaikai, Krowor Constituency chairman and Mr. Alfred Boye, Ledzokuku chair¬man, who were reported to have travelled to the U.K and Robert Sabbah, Ablekuma Central chair¬man, then bereaved. Tema West chairman, Mr. Azure Sampana and Sege chairman, Mr. Henry Lomotey were engaged in one way or the other, which prevented them from being signatories to the petition, says the Chronicle.

Prior to this statement, the regional chairmen averred that, "We, the Greater Accra regional executive Committee have realized that in spite of the numerous his¬toric achievements of our govern¬ment, certain persons you have hon¬oured to assist in your administra¬tion are bringing the government and our party into public ridicule.”

The statement continued, "We wish to draw your attention to the conduct of Hon. Theresa Amerley Tagoe, MP for Ablekuma South and the Deputy Minister for Greater Accra Region and subsequently wish to appeal to your esteemed office to consider her immediate removal before she brings your good office to further disgrace."

They alleged that the MP has been using her office as a deputy Minister to terrorize the party execu¬tives in the region and her con¬stituency. They further alleged that she commanded the Korle-Bu police to arrest and detain the constituency chairman and executives of her con¬stituency, after she had used her slip¬pers to slap the chairman repeatedly in the face, in the full glare of the general public.

The regional executive noted that it was unfortunate that some MPs in the Greater Accra Region have engaged in acts which infringe upon the framework of the party''s constitution.

They mentioned MPs, Theresa Amerley Tagoe, Nana Akomea and Ishmael Ashittey of arrogating pow¬ers to themselves to sack the con¬stituency executives and the prob¬lems that it bad caused the party.

Culled from The Chronicle

 
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