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General News of Friday, 28 May 2010

Source: GNA

Chief Inspector Alidu resigns from NPP

Accra, May 28, GNA - Police Chief Inspector Alhaji Muhammad Alidu (Rtd), former Propaganda and Publicity Secretary of East Ayawaso Constituency of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), on Friday announced his resignation from the party.

In a letter to the General Secretary of the party copied to Ghana News Agency in Accra, Chief Inspector Alidu said: "I humbly wish to inform you of my resignation from the NPP with immediate effect purely on principle."

It said due to pronouncements by Nana Ohene Ntow, former General Secretary and Mr Kwame Pianim, a founding member of the party: "I consider it extremely difficult to come to terms with such acts which tend to subject the NPP to public ridicule, odium and contempt."

Chief Inspector Alidu, who was a former member of the Research and Communications Committee of Greater Accra Regional Secretariat of NPP said: "I also found the decision by the leadership of NPP, on Mr Pianim as unacceptable because it sought to seriously undermine the unity and forward match of the party."

"I consider Mr Pianim and Nana Ohene Ntow's acts, as coming from stomach politicians and should be treated as such. Since I cannot belong to party of stomach politicians, I have no alternative than to resign from the party. This I do with immediate effect, purely on principle," he added. He said having participated in the country's politics since 31st December Revolution of 1981, "it is about time I take a decision to formally retire from partisan politics. The date for my retiring from Ghana's politics will be announced in due course," the statement said.

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