General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party, John Boadu has called for calm in the central regional branch of the party.
He says the party will meet on Tuesday to resolve the crisis in the party.
Speaking on Okay FM's 'Ade Akye Abia' programme, he explained that it is unfortunate this is happening in a region that the party won so many seats in the 2016 general elections and that this is the time they need to work harder to consolidate their gains.
"We have received a petition from some regional executives and other constituency Chairmen in the region so we are going to respond to the petition," he said.
"But I am appealing to all members of the party in the region to remain calm as the party is committed to resolve all the crisis in the region and other regions across the country."
A supposed demonstration by some NPP members to protest against the indefinite suspension of the Central Regional First Vice-Chairman of the party on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, turned sour.
The demonstrators allegedly stormed the regional party headquarters at Nkafoa in Cape Coast and vandalized the area.
All the sliding window glasses of the building property were destroyed in the process. The windscreen of a Ford mini bus (E.250) with registration number GN 4629 – 19 were either not spared.
Addressing journalists amidst tight security at the premises of the party’s headquarters in the Cape Coast, on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, the Regional Secretary of the party, Richard Takyi-Mensah described such action as diabolical and which has never happened in the history of the party in the region.
The dastardly act, he noted, has been reported to the Police and admonished the men and women in black uniform to do thorough investigations into the matter and bring the perpetrators to book.
“The vandalization of properties at the Regional Party Offices by some hoodlums yesterday has been reported to the Police and we are admonishing the police to do its thorough investigations to fish out the perpetrators of this dastardly act for them to face the full rigors of the law.
Ekow Ewusi’s suspension
He said the indefinite suspension of the First Vice-Chairman of the party, Horace Ekow Ewusi following the adoption of the recommendations by the Regional Executive Committee was procedural and constitutional and urged anybody who is aggrieved by the decision to go through the party’s laid down procedure for seeking redress rather than to resort to violence and vandalize the party’s properties.
“We have never witnessed this kind of violence in our party in the region before and therefore we call on all party officials, members and supporters to adhere to party rules and decisions as we are not going to countenance any kind of indiscipline on the p arty of any party officer or member in the region,” he noted.
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