A fresh crisis is currently brewing in the Krachi Nchumuru chapter of the governing New Patriotic Party, NPP, has filed a petition for the removal of its Constituency Chairman, Joseph Kwame Danso Asiam for reasons the petitioner claimed contravenes the constitution including acts of gross misconduct.
Apparently irked by his (Joseph Kwame Danso Asiam) persistent diatribe against the Parliamentary Candidate of the Constituency, Innocent Kakatachie and the District Chief Executive, Augustine Kwasi Appiah, the Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee, Kwame Anane Isaac, has invoke the jurisdiction Oti Regional Disciplinary Committee to investigate its Constituency Chairman, Joseph Kwame Danso Asiam.
Anane Isaac had persistently insisted that Chairman Danso must be made to jump or he is pushed in order to restore peace to the highly fragmented constituency.
Accusing the chairman of the party in the Constituency, Danso Asiam of operating against the electoral prospects of the party, Anane Isaac contended that Danso Asiam has opted to campaign for an independent candidate against the democratically elected candidate of the NPP, in clear violation of Article 3(9) (1) of NPP constitution
He averred, that apart from openly campaigning against the party’s candidate, the Chairman is on record to be preaching disunity and inciting the Konkombas against the Nchumurus.
The Hawk can confirm that the Oti Regional Secretariat of the New Patriotic Party has taken delivery of the petition.
Below is the petition for the removal of Chairman Danso
C/O NPP Krachi Nchumuru Constituency
P O Box 79
The Regional Executive Committee
New Patriotic Party
PETITION TO IMPEACH NPP KRACHI NCHUMURU CONSTITUENCY CHAIRMAN, MR. JOSEPH KWAME DANSO
Pursuant to Article 4 clause 5(1) of the New Patriotic Party’s constitution, I Kwame Anane Isaac, a member of the party with membership registration number VRIG1910047A and NPP Krachi Nchumuru Disciplinary Committee chairman humbly write to petition your office in fulfilment of Article 4 clause 3 subsection 7b for the suspension and subsequent removal of our constituency chairman in the person of Joseph Kwame Danso Asiam on the stated grounds.
- Conversely supporting and soliciting same for and campaigning for an independent candidate, in clear violation and breach of our party’s constitution Art 3(9) (1) and therefore constitute misconduct under Art 4(7) (1a).
- Inciting and insinuating disunity among the Konkombas and their landlords the Nchumurus. Clearly every member of the party is duty bound to promote unity as enshrined in the party’s constitution under Art 3 (5) (A2). By this conduct of the constituency Chairman it has the highest propensity to create disaffection and factionalism within the party, which in itself is a misconduct.
- Insulting the democratically elected parliamentary candidate as bush man from nowhere and has no trace within the constituency.
- Invoking unpalatable insults on the District Chief Executive (DCE) as ” mad man”
These and many others as captured in the trending audio has drugged the party’s image into disrepute and raises the question about his (chairman) loyalty to the new patriotic party -NPP. I think that such behavior can only be described as misconduct under Art 4 (7) (1f, 1g) of the NPP Constitution.
Keeping him (Chairman Danso Joseph) as the leader of our Noble party has a lot of damning implications on our forth coming elections on the following grounds.
1.He goes for important and sensitive meetings on behalf of the party and the parliamentary candidate at party levels. The security and fortunes of our party’s parliamentary candidate is in jeopardy.
- He leads in the recruitment of the party’s agents for policing the ballot boxes at the polling stations at the election day. The nature and caliber of agents’ credibility and loyalty to be recruited are in question.
- As the co-chairman of the campaign within the constituency, his disloyalty will undermine the efficiency of the campaign.
- His disgust attitude towards the elected parliamentary candidate is not hidden since he is not ready to organize any party program to market the candidate.
I am solemnly calling on the leadership of the party to take serious action to put the party back on track because the conduct of our chairman in the constituency has been a serious issue of concern. From all indications, his attitude towards party work is seen as jeopardizing our chances in the constituency.
Article 3 section D of our constitution clearly explains the duties of a member of the party and which says all members shall:
(i) protect and promote the good name of the party.
(ii) protect the unity of the party.
(iii) be loyal and truthful to the party.
(iv) abide and publicly uphold the decisions of the party.
For emphasis and Extract of article 3, (9) 1, says a member of the party who joins or declares his support for another political party, or for an independent candidate when the party has sponsored a candidate in a general election automatically forfeits his or her membership of the party. His conduct is seen as causing more harm than good to the party and will seriously affect our chances if an immediate action is not taken.
Sequel to the constitutional provision as excerpted above, he has grossly violated the supreme tenets of the great party and since rule of law is the bedrock of our party, it is my hope and expectation that, justice be allowed to reign.
Attached to this letter is audio recordings to substantiate my claim for his suspension and consequent removal from office as party chairman.
Kwame Anane Isaac
NPP Disciplinary Committee Chairman