Let’s focus on removing Mahama not Kwabena Agyepong -Sammy Crabbe

The New Patriotic Party’s Second Vice-Chair Sammy Crabbe is questioning the locus of party’s council of elders to recommend sanctions against party chairman Paul Afoko, and General Secretary Kwabena Agyepong.

“I don’t see any part of the constitution that says one of the duties of the council of elders is to recommend the suspension or disciplining of a national officer” he told Joy News Kwakye Afreh-Nuamah.

Sammy Crabbe
It is believed that the days of Paul Afoko and Kwabena Agyepong are numbered following the recommendation by the 30-member National Council of Elders calling for disciplinary action against the embattled two.

The NPP National Chairman has been cited for violating some articles in the party’s constitution and also disregarding a directive to keep internal party matters out of the media.

The two have also been accused of undermining the 2016 flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo in his bid to become president in the 2016 general elections.

But Sammy Crabbe is describing the move to oust the two as “unfortunate” and “sad”.

In his political life as an NPP member, Sammy Crabbe says he has “never seen anything like this” level of party in-fighting.

“People should rather focus their energies when they wake up every morning in removing Mahama and not removing the General Secretary” he advised schemers.

He is warning the move could spell electoral doom for the party in 2016.

“You cannot bastardise [Paul Afoko and Kwabena Agyepong], you cannot tear them down without tearing the party” he fears.

He notes that the name, National Council of Elders tends to create an impression that the body is supreme authority in the party.

But this is not so, he pointed out, explaining the council can only advise.

Sammy Crabbe has been publicly backing Kwabena Agyepong since his controversial start as General Secretary after he allegedly sacked some party officers after assuming office.

He has also dismissed allegations that the General Secretary is authoritarian who does not consult the party hierarchy in taking decisions.

“I am not the Chairman, I am not the General Secretary. I will support and protect them publicly at all times and express misgivings strongly in private!” Sammy Crabbe said in an August 2014 statement.

Story by Ghana|myjoyonline.com|EA


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