The suspended Second National Vice-Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Sammy Crabbe, has sued the party for indefinitely suspending him.
According to him, the National Disciplinary Committee (NDC) "lacked jurisdiction to have recommended the Applicant’s suspension and the National Executive Committee had no jurisdiction to have affirmed the said decision to suspend the Applicant let alone indefinitely.”
The application which was filed on behalf of Mr Crabbe by his lawyer, Mr Ekow S. Ampah Korsah, indicated that by virtue of the fact that the disciplinary committee was improperly constituted, the entire proceedings which led to the suspension of his client were void and invalid.
“since there is no written notice for the Applicant’s removal from office, in consonance with Article 10 (4) of the NPP Constitution, the Disciplinary Committee lacked jurisdiction to have recommended the Applicant’s suspension and the National Executive Committee had no jurisdiction to have affirmed the said decision to suspend the Applicant let alone indefinitely. It is respectfully submitted therefore My Lord, that on the basis of the grounds argued above, of Lack of, or Excess of Jurisdiction, Procedural Irregularity and breach of the rules of natural justice it is submitted that the decision of the National Disciplinary Committee dated 2nd December, 2015 and endorsed by the National Executive Committee on 10th December 2015 be brought up to this court for purposes of having same quashed.”
Mr Crabbe was suspended after he refused to appear before the disciplinary committee after several invitations.
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