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Politics of Monday, 10 September 2018

Source: Myjoyonline.com

NPP suspends constituency chairman over ‘gross constitutional breaches’

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Disciplinary Committee has upheld a petition against Elvis Banoemuleng Botah for misconduct, suspending him indefinitely with immediate effect.

Until his suspension on Sunday, September 9, 2018, Mr Botah was the Constituency Chairman of Nadowli/Kaleo Constituency.

“Your suspension follows the outcome of the Disciplinary proceedings, following a petition brought against you by two concerned members of the party in accordance with Articles 4 (3) (7) (a) (d) and 4 (5) (1) of the Party's Constitution.

“The outcome of the Disciplinary proceedings against you is grounded on gross constitutional breaches, gross misconduct, insubordination and disrespect to Elders, Patrons and Members oldie Constituency Disciplinary Committee, as provided for under Article 4 (7) (1)(a) (c),” the suspension letter to Mr Botah said in part.

A document detailing the Disciplinary Committee's decision to suspend Mr Botah further stated that Mr Botah was undermining party unity and cohesion; disrespecting and undermining the authority of the constituency chairman; undermining party unity and cohesion; disrespecting and undermining the authority of the constituency chairman.

Read the suspension letter below.

Dear Mr. Botah,

LETTER OF INDEFINITE SUSPENSION FROM MEMBERSHIP OF THE NEW PATRIOTIC PARTY

With immediate effect, you have been suspended indefinitely from membership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Your suspension follows the outcome of the Disciplinary proceedings, following a petition brought against you by two (2) concerned members of the party in accordance with Articles 4 (3) (7) (a) (d) and 4 (5) (1) of the Party's Constitution.

The outcome of the Disciplinary proceedings against you is grounded on gross constitutional breaches, gross misconduct, insubordination and disrespect to Elders, Patrons and Members oldie Constituency Disciplinary Committee, as provided for under Article 4 (7) (1)(a) (c).

Please be informed that your suspension is in accordance with Article 3 (7) (2) of the Constitution of the party. And for the avoidance of doubt, Article 3 (7) (2) provides that "any decision to suspend a Member shall not be taken unless the nature of the complaint has been communicated to the member in writing, and disciplinary proceedings have been initiated against such Member."

Attached is the copy of the findings and recommendations of the constituency disciplinary committee and the petition against you.

We wish to thank you for your service to the party, and further wish for the best of luck in your future endeavours.

Sincerely yours,

Martin Andonye, Constituency Chairman