Monday, January 12, 2009

DPP expels some of its executives

Mr. Thomas Nuako Ward-Brew, Chairman of Democratic People's Party (DPP), on Monday announced that the national organiser and three regional executives of the DPP in Brong Ahafo Region have been dismissed from the party.
     He alleged that the dismissed executives collected money from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and misled the general public that the DPP had declared its support for the NPP in last year's Presidential Runoff.
     They were Mr. Kojo Rockson, national organizer, Nana Amanfo Antwi, regional chairman, Reverend Philip Owusu Acheaw, regional treasurer and Mr. Charles Obeng-Yeboah, regional secretary.
     Mr. Ward-Brew told the Ghana News Agency in Sunyani that "such executives who followed the party because of their stomachs and not for the interest and progress of the party can no longer be entertained and do not even deserve to be members".
     He said that immediately after the first round of 2008 Election, the NPP and the NDC, the country's leading political parties, consulted the DPP for its support in the runoff.
     Mr. Ward-Brew said after initial discussions between DPP's National Executive Committee (NEC) and the NPP and NDC, the DPP decided to remain neutral.
     He said "A day after the NEC meeting, which was held in Accra, Rockson and the three regional executives held a press conference in Sunyani declaring the DPP's support for the NPP, claiming the NEC was in support of their action".
     When GNA contacted Mr. Rockson for his side of the story, he denied taking part in the action of the regional executives but Nana Antwi told GNA that he had defected to the NPP before holding the press conference.
     Both Mr. Obeng-Yeboah and Rev. Acheaw declined to talk to GNA on the allegations.

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