The New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Northern Regional Chairman, Daniel Bugri Naabu has served notice that the region will not recognize the party Chairman and General Secretary whether they resign or not.
According to him, Kwabena Agyepong who has announced his intentions not to step down will not get the needed support to run the affairs of the party.
He said: “Looking at all the 10 regions, Kwabena cannot visit any and do party work – he is just deceiving himself.”
Pressure is mounting on Paul Afoko and Kwabena Agyepong to step down as National Chairman and General Secretary respectively, over the murder of the Upper East Regional Chairman, Adams Mahama.
The Council of Elders of the party has written to the two national leaders to step down.
Kwabena Agyepong in an interview with Citi News however said he will not step down because he has the mandate of the people and will carry out this mandate until his tenure ends.
Bugri Naabu told Citi News, since Agyepong is refusing to resign, “we shall get people to join us to get him out of the way. He can’t do any work, he himself knows that he is no longer the General Secretary; he is only saying it and we will not mind him.”
He accused Agyepong of being a mole in the NPP saying, “he is not with us; he is only wearing the coat of the NPP and it’s just like him wearing sheep skin.”
“We don’t mind; he can stay in his house and we shall carry on with our programme and I don’t see where Kwabena Agyepong can go and organize party work in the country; I don’t know where he can go,” he added.
The Northern Regional chairman said the party is capable of winning the 2016 elections without them.
“We are going to carry out our programme and Isha Allah, we will win the 2016 election without him [Kwabena Agyepong] and Paul Afoko,” he said.
Meanwhile, the National Organizer of the NPP, John Boadu says the death of Adams Mahama and calls for the removal of Paul Afoko and Kwabena Agyapong have heightened tension within the party.
He told Citi News the development is causing discomfort among party members and sympathizers.
“There are signs that are clear on the wall and they are the reasons why tensions are a bit high and I think that these are things that political parties go through and we are going to go through it. Obviously, there is tension…but it’s nothing beyond normal political practice.”
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