The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has ordered that members of the party who invoked curses on the national executives for disqualifying their preferred candidate from contesting in the parliamentary primaries be suspended.
“The party has observed, rather worryingly, the conduct of some members claiming to be invoking curses on the party leadership and in particular, on members of NEC on allegations that their preferred candidates have been disqualified by NEC from contesting in the primaries. We are completely appalled by such gross misconduct,” the General Secretary of the NPP Mr John Boadu said at a press conference in Accra on Monday, 8 June 2020 to outline guidelines for the conduct of the party’s 2020 parliamentary primaries.
“Accordingly, the party is instructing the respective constituency executives in the constituencies where this unfortunate incident happened, to immediately suspend all those involved in this awkward behaviour while instituting appropriate disciplinary actions against them in line with Article 3 and 4 of the party constitution,” he added.
Some NPP delegates in the Juaben constituency of the Ashanti Region invoked curses on the national executives for disqualifying their preferred candidate.
The aggrieved delegates did not understand why the party disqualified Mr Francis Owusu Achiaw, their preferred candidate and another aspirant without any tangible reason, to pave the way for the incumbent MP, Ama Pomah, to go unopposed.
Unhappy with the circumstances of the disqualification, the delegates wore red armbands and marched to a river called “Asuo Abena” located at Nobowam in the constituency with schnapps and a sheep to invoke curses on anyone who was involved in disqualifying their candidate especially, Mr F.F. Anto, the first national vice-chairman of the party.