It has emerged that the suspended General Secretary and First Vice Chairman of the largest opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Kwabena Agyepong and Sammy Crabbe respectively have congratulated the party’s Flagbearer, Nana Akufo Addo who has been elected president-elect in the December 7 election.
This was confirmed by Mustapha Hamid, Spokesperson of president-elect, Nana Akufo Addo.
“I just broke the rules and picked this call becuase it was from the office. They say I should put it out that Sammy Crabbe and Kwabena Agyepong have called Nana Akufo Addo to congratulate him,” he said on Joy FM’s News File show on Saturday.
A section of the public wondered what the reaction of the duo and some others who have sidelined in the party will be, following Nana Akufo Addo’s victory.
The two embattled National Executives of the NPP after they were suspended indefinately by the party in 2015, did not take part in the NPP campaign activities which has seen it being elected into power in the just ended poll.
Some members of the party filed various petitions to the Disciplinary Committee demanding the suspension of the two accused of working against the interest of the party to annex power in the 2016 general elections.
The two, among several other alleged misconduct, are said to have publicly questioned the powers of the NEC to suspend then party Chairman Paul Afoko, choosing rather to recognise him [Afoko] as the legitimate leader of the party and not Freddy Blay, the 1st Vice Chairman who has been asked to act in Afoko’s stead.
Kwabena Agyepong submitted to the Disciplinary Committee’s investigations and responded to the various allegations leveled against him by the four petitioners led by a former KNUST TESCON president, Chris Arthur.
But Mr. Sammy Crabbe declined the invitation by the Committee, questioning its authority to investigate him as a national executive member.
However, after its own investigations, the Disciplinary Committee concluded its work and recommended various sanctions against the two gentlemen.