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General News of Friday, 4 May 2018

Source: citinewsroom.com

Suspended Crabbe can’t contest NPP chairmanship race – John Boadu

Acting General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu, has explained that suspended Second Vice Chairman, Sammy Crabbe, cannot be allowed to contest in the party’s upcoming election to choose national executives.

John Boadu said per the NPP’s laws, Mr. Crabbe remains suspended and cannot contest in the election.

“This is not debatable….per the NPP law, if you are suspended you are suspended. This is common sense; it is not something we have to argue about,” he added.

The NPP opened nominations on Thursday to allow national executive position hopefuls to pick forms to contest in the race.
Mr. Crabbe was suspended in 2015 around the same time the party’s National Chairman, Paul Afoko and General Secretary, Kwabena Agyepong were suspended for various acts of misconduct.

Mr. Crabbe was deemed to have publicly rebelled against the party’s decision to indefinitely suspend Paul Afoko.

The suspended Second Vice Chairman, however, stormed the party headquarters today [Friday], to pick up nomination forms in a bid to contest for the position of National Chairman.

He was however reportedly prevented by known NPP activist, Hajia Fati from picking the forms.

Reacting to the issue on Ekosii Sen on Asempa FM on Friday, Mr. Boadu described Mr. Crabbe’s bid to join the national race as an exercise in futility.

John Boadu picks nomination form

In a related development, John Boadu said he has picked forms to contest for the general secretary position.

John Boadu has held the position in an acting capacity since the suspension of Mr. Agyepong some three years ago.

“I have picked the forms,” he noted.