The Fomena Constituency Chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Akwasi Nti Asamoh, who has been suspended by the Ashanti Regional leadership of the party for allegedly taking part in a demonstration against the suspension of the party’s National Chairman, Paul Afoko, has denied being involved in the protest.
In a statement, Mr Asamoah said “I again, wish to put it on record that, I never joined the said Pro-Afoko demonstration and I pray the Disciplinary Committee would admit that and possibly reinstate me ask chairman of my constituency. Though, I admit some of my conducts were contrary, but, I’ve never dreamt of harming the party or Nana Addo’s victory in 2016”.
Below is a copy of the statement
I ACCEPT THE DECISION OF THE ASHANTI REGIONAL COUNCIL, BUT…
I write to formally accept the suspension melted out to me by the Ashanti Regional Executive Council of our party.
I believe personally that, any forms of behavior or conduct that seems misfit within our party is tantamount to a sanction and I humbly wish not to oppose the said suspension by the party to me as a constituency
chairman for Fomena in ths Ashanti region.
Nobody within NPP would doubt my loyalty and passion to the service of the party. I’ve been a strong advocate of unity within our party and also the need to further protect the dignity, the tradition and the
values of the party and it’s unfortunate I’ve got myself into this unthinkable situation.
But, we are humans and in one form or the other our actions and inaction can be seen as unacceptable. In these situations, you don’t run away from the repercussion, but, you face every one of them as it comes.
Nobody within the NPP is bigger than the party or its constitution and as such if the party sees my conduct as misfit and hence, merits a suspension, then who am I to oppose it?
I again, wish to put it on record that, I never joined the said Pro-Afoko demonstration and I pray the Disciplinary Committee would admit that and possibly reinstate me ask chairman of my constituency.
Though, I admit some of my conducts were contrary, but, I’ve never dreamt of harming the party or Nana Addo’s victory in 2016.
But, I want to ask the Ashanti Regional Executive council to hurriedly arrange me before the Disciplinary committee to further hear me out. I hope and pray I will be reinstated as chairman, because my love for
the party surpasses every individual or group.
All I care about is contributing my quota to the victory of our party in 2016, because, that’s the only option for me as a loyal party member.
Moreover, Ghana will have to work again and I firmly believe an Akuffo Addo led administration has the capacity to ensure that. I care about Ghana and all I always want to do is help Nana Addo and the NPP to
rescue Ghana from the state of hopelessness the NDC has engraved us.
Finally, I want to urge all my colleagues who have equally been suspended by the NEC or the REC to accept that in good faith, because, I believe, that is imperative of us. Aside, we using the appropriate structures within the party to fight for our places or positions back.
I trust that, when we do this, it would be healthy for us and much healthier for the party’s victory in 2016.
Akwasi Nti Asamoh
NPP, Ashanti Region