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Diasporia News of Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Source: NPP-USA

NPP - USA Press Statement.

NPP-USA wishes to express its heartfelt condolences to the family of Mr. Adams Mahama and the entire New Patriotic Party. We know that this gruesome and barbaric murder is alien to the tradition of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), and we condemn it vehemently. We appeal to members to remain calm and do the wishes of our departed compatriot – building a unified and strong party that will position us to win victory in 2016.

We recognize the importance of two elements in dealing with this case. Specifically, we recognize the government's responsibility to deal with the criminal justice aspect of the case and bring the perpetrators to face the full rigors of the law. We as a party also recognize the environment created which has allowed this kind of gruesome and hideous activity to take place. It is our responsibility as a party to take the necessary corrective action to restore a unified front and congenial atmosphere in the party.

The unpreparedness of members of the party hierarchy to cooperate, collaborate, compromise and partner with each other adversely affects the smooth running of the party's affairs. NPP-USA is taking the unprecedented and painful action to propose the following resolution of the current toxic and dysfunctional party environment:

Whereas the continued adversarial relationship, negative rancor and bitterness have permeated our party these last few months;

And whereas this has generated negative publicity which prevents us from focusing on taking the reins of government in 2016;

And whereas it has now become crucial to protect the lives and ensure the safety of our party leaders;

NPP-USA hereby resolves that the party must:

1. Effect the immediate voluntary resignation of the chairman and the general secretary, OR

2. Suspend the chairman and the general secretary for a minimum of two years, OR

3. Relieve the chairman and general secretary of their positions.

We take this opportunity to strongly urge all members and the leadership of the party to work within the parameters of the party structure. NPP-USA further takes this opportunity to express its strong support for the leadership of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, and urge them to show strong and decisive leadership during this trying and critical period.

Long live NPP

Long live Ghana.

Nana Agyei Yeboah,

Chairman, NPP-USA.