The Volta regional Chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party, Peter Amewu, says the party is yet to begin any impeachment process of its General Secretary, and National Chairman.
Speaking to Fiifi Banson on Kasapa 102.3 Fm‘s morning show Anopa Kasapa Tuesday, Amewu said contrary to earlier claims, they were yet to begin any process that would lead to an impeachment, adding what they’ve only done is to petition the party.
Reports on Sunday suggested three regions including Amewu’s and Central and Eastern had voted to impeach Kwabena Agyepong (General Secretary) and Paul Afoko (Chairman), both, units of an ongoing party crisis.
Afoko and Agyepong’s handling of key party issues in recent times has irked the rank and file of the party, one of which resulted in the death of its Upper East Chairman, Mahama Adams.
Emergency regional meetings were held in the three regions last weekend to as it were begin a process that would eventually lead to the two being ousted from the party.
The party’s leader, Nana Akuffo Addo, who was said to be behind the hurriedly arranged meetings, has since denied his involvement.
In a statement released on Sunday, and signed by his Press Secretary, Eugene Arhin, he said “this impression is totally wrong, flawed, and mischievous.”
The statement gave out the facts of the matter as:
1. On his arrival from Europe on May 22, he met in the evening with the Chairman and General Secretary of the party to review the recent, unfortunate, tragic developments that had taken place in the party. They agreed that a joint meeting of the National Executive Committee and the National Council of Elders be convened for Monday, May 25, to deliberate on them.
2. The next day, May 23, at the funeral in Bolgatanga of the late Adams Mahama, he took the opportunity to inform the Regional Chairmen and others about the impending National Executive Committee meeting scheduled for Monday, May 25th. He was then informed by the Regional Chairmen that they had already scheduled a meeting of their respective Regional Executive Committees for the same Monday, May 25th, and that they therefore were requesting that on his return to Accra, he should inform the National Chairman of this and seek an adjournment of the National Executive Committee meeting.
3. On his return to Accra, on Saturday, May 23, he informed the National Chairman of this development, and urged the National Chairman and the General Secretary to make contact with the Regional Chairmen to sort the matter out so that the National Executive Committee meeting could take place as scheduled.
4. To his surprise, on Sunday May 24, he received notice that the National Chairman had cancelled the National Executive Committee meeting scheduled for Monday, May 25, without any prior reference to him.
These are the facts of the matter and it is thus clear that Nana Akufo-Addo bore no responsibility whatsoever for the convening of the Regional Executive Committee meetings. Nana Akufo-Addo wants the membership of the NPP to understand that he continues to work for understanding and unity in the party.