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Recent suspensions not an endorsement of corruption – CPP

General Secretary, Nii Armah Akomfra (L) and Youth Organizer, Ernesto Yeboah (R)

The Convention People’s Party (CPP), has said the suspension of its General Secretary and Youth Organizer had nothing to do with the party’s stance on corruption.

The suspended CPP National Youth Organizer, Ernesto Yeboah, earlier insinuated that the party’s decision to suspend him was effectively an endorsement of corruption, but the party in a statement has asserted that the duo were suspended for bringing the party’s name into disrepute.

“This decision therefore, has nothing to do with the CPP’s position on corruption. Rather it concerns the alleged conduct of these two officers in the public domain bringing the party’s name into disrepute.”

Mr. Yeboah was suspended after he publicly contradicted the party’s flagbearer, Ivor Greenstreet’s stance on the controversy surrounding President John Mahama’s acceptance of US$100,000 Ford vehicle gift from a Burkinabe contractor.

He subsequently led the CPP Youth League in petitioning the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), to investigate the President.

Mr. Yeboah, who was suspended alongside the party’s General Secretary, Nii Armah Akomfrah, further lamented that his suspension for “fighting against corruption” was coming from a party which brags about strong anti-corruption principles.

But the CPP in the statement retorted that it “is fully committed to the fight against corruption and supports the full implementation of the National Anti Corruption Action Plan.”

Find below the full CPP statement.

Last Thursday June 30th 2016, the Convention People’s Party (CPP) took the decision to refer the General Secretary and National Youth Organizer to the Party’s Disciplinary Committee for alleged breaches of the CPP’s Constitution. This referral has led their suspension pending the determination of the matter as per Articles 111(a),(b),(e); 112(f); and 113(d).

This decision therefore, has nothing to do with the CPP’s position on corruption. Rather it concerns the alleged conduct of these two officers in the public domain bringing the Party’s name into disrepute. For the avoidance of doubt, the CPP is fully committed to the fight against corruption and supports the full implementation of the National Anti Corruption Action Plan.

To this end, the Party is ready to work with like-minded individuals and groups to create the lawful framework for the fight against the endemic national canker called corruption.

In the meantime, we call upon all well-meaning members of the Party to remain committed whilst we pursue the agenda of campaigning for power to make Ghana Work Again.

The Party is Supreme.

Signed: Issifu Kadiri Abdul Rauf, CPP Director of Communication

By: Delali Adogla-Bessa/citifmonline.com/Ghana

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