The National Executive Committee (NEC) of Ghana’s biggest opposition party has upheld a recommendation by the Disciplinary Committee to suspend General Secretary Kwabena Agyepong and the second Vice-Chairman Sammy Crabbe, indefinitely.
Disciplinary proceedings were started against the two politicians following a petition filed by some party members.
Both Mr Agyepong and Mr Crabbe had said in various media interviews that they still saw suspended Chairman Paul Afoko as the legitimate chairman of the party despite a decision by the National Executive Committee to suspend the first-ever elected northern chairman indefinitely for allegedly working against the interest of the NPP and its flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo.
While Mr Agyepong is said to have shown some level of remorse and cooperated with the leadership of the party as far as the Disciplinary hearings were concerned, Mr Crabbe did not accord the party leadership that respect.
It had been recommended by the Disciplinary Committee to suspend Mr Agyepong for 15 months but the NEC decided to hand him a definite suspension, just as Mr Crabbe and Mr Afoko. The decision was a unanimous one.
Mr Afoko, Mr Agyepong and Mr Crabbe are all seen in the Party as belonging to the Kufuor faction. Their leadership of the party has been fraught with suspicion since they took office in April last year.