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    Why NPP sacked Hopeson Adorye on his birthday

    On Monday, November 20, Mr Adorye celebrated his birthday but the day also saw his removal, together with three others from the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

    The leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) announced on Monday, November 20, 2023, that Hopeson Adorye, Yaw Buaben Asamoa, Nana Ohene Ntow, and Boniface Abubakar Saddique are no longer members of the party. This decision was made in response to their public endorsement and campaign for independent presidential candidate Alan Kyerematen.

    In an official statement, the NPP cited the quartet’s “flagrant breach” of the party’s constitution, specifically referring to Articles 3(5) (A)(4) and 3(9)(1). The party emphasized the importance of members abiding by and publicly upholding party decisions, as outlined in Article 3(5) (A) (4).

    According to Mr Hopeson Adorye, the date the party announced his removal was no coincidence but an orchestrated plan to frustrate him on a day that should have been blissful.

    He also alleged that Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, a prominent figure in the party, played a role in their removal.

    Adorye claimed that Gabby, along with other individuals whose names he did not disclose, exerted pressure on the NPP leadership to issue a press statement announcing their expulsion from the party.

    In an interview on Okay FM, Adorye stated that Gabby even sent him a text message inquiring about his support for former NPP flagbearer hopeful, Alan Kyerematen, which he believes led to their dismissal from the party.

    “Gabby Otchere-Darko sent me a publication which indicated that he had said I would be voting skirt and blouse and asked me if that was my position. And I said yes, I support Alan because he (Alan) feeds me every month, he pays me every month, so I would support him any day.

    “And he (Gabby) said ‘thank you, I just wanted to establish that position’… some few days after this the statement was issued.

    “… the statement was supposed to be released on Thursday but they decided to release it on Monday as a birthday present for me. I was told there were calls from Gabby and other people, I don’t want to mention, on Sunday for the statement to be released on Monday. Have you ever seen the NPP General Secretary releasing a statement at 6:00 am before, when there are so many issues in the country,” he said in Twi.


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