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General News of Sunday, 16 July 2017


NPP Subin 'fight': John Boadu settles rift between MP and party chairman

The Acting General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr John Boadu, has patched up a feud between the Chairman and Member of Parliament for the Subin constituency in Kumasi which had threatened to disintegrate the party at that level.

Chairman Francis Kwabena Boamah and the MP, Mr Eugene Antwi, have been running parallel administrations in the constituency since the party won power last year.

The disagreement between the two protagonists started when Mr Antwi declared his intention to contest for the seat. He was said not be a favourite choice of the chairman and his team and was subsequently deserted.

But luck smiled at the MP, who also doubles as the deputy minister of Works and Housing, when he won both the constituency primary and the main election.

The victory of the MP marked the beginning of a struggle for power and authority in the constituency.

After a failed attempt by the regional executive to restore order and allow the party structures to work, the Steering Committee of the party mandated Mr Boadu to ensure that there was peace and unity at the constituency.

Mr Boadu told journalists after the 'conflict resolution' meeting at Asafo in Kumasi that, the two have agreed to allow the party's structures to work and to build on the fortunes of previous victories.

As a result, all party activities including meetings are expected to be held at the constituency office with the chairman as the head.

Also, the constituency secretary is to reactivate its mandate as being in charge of the day-to-day running of the office while signatories to the constituency accounts agreed.

Mr Boadu commended the two, for their show of maturity and love for the party adding that disagreements were bound to happen in any human institution, but it was the way it was handled that determined its survival.