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Politics of Tuesday, 10 February 2015


I will restrain Odike - Gyataba fumes

The Chairman of the United Front Party (UFP), Nana Agyenim Boateng, has vowed to restrain the former flag bearer, Akwesi Addai also known as Odike from organizing the party's congress.

According to Gyataba as he is popularly called, he will hold Odike and his other colleagues for contempt if they hold any meeting in the name of the party.

In a statement issued on Monday 2nd February by the party in Accra and signed by the acting National Chairman, Stephen Forson, barred Akwasi Addai from holding himself as “a member holding any position in the party or putting himself up for elections to any position in the party indefinitely”.

The decision was taken after the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the UFP met in Accra on Monday to chart the way forward and resolve all outstanding issues. The statement said consequently, the current acting National Chairman, Stephen Forson, resumes his former position as the First Vice Chairman of the party.

Though Mr. Addai believes no one can ever sack him from his party, Gyataba on Okay FM’s morning show, Monday insists that he [Odike] is no more a member of the party thus is not entitled to take decisions without their consent.

He vowed to stop Odike from holding a meeting in the name of the party.

“Unlike other political parties, the UFP will use the same occasion to elect new national executives as well as flagbearer, and all is in position for the congress to come off on Saturday.

Gyataba added that “I promise to move Heaven and Earth to stop any gathering by Odike and his followers in the name of the UFP”.

The UFP will on 14th February 2015 hold its national delegates’ congress at the Kumasi Jubilee Park to elect new party executives to steer affairs of the for the next four years.

The congress would also elect the party’s flagbearer to lead the UFP into the 2016 general elections.