- New Patroitic Party (NPP) has been barred its deputy General Secretary, Nana Obiri Boahen, from speaking to the media in any official capacity
- Mr Boahen is currently facing disciplinary action following utterances he made about the Flagstaff House
Deputy General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Obiri Boahen, has been temporarily ‘banned’ by the party hierarchy after a disciplinary case was opened against him.
This follows the leakage of a tape in which the NPP executive was heard making some scandalous accusations against the party in relation to its national annual delegates conference held in Cape Coast last year.
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In the said audio, Mr. Boahen claimed that the party received an amount of GHC50 billion from the Flagstaff House to organize the delegates conference but gave him just a paltry sum out of the money for his efforts.
He also lamented the kind of treatment meted out to him by the NPP, pointing to the party’s inability to give him an office of his own despite him being an executive.
“Even when we went to Cape Coast recently on an official assignment, as a member of the resolution committee, they gave me only GHc 3000, and received a paltry sum of GHc 2000 for fuel. So, in all I was given just GHc5000, while the Flag Staff House had given headquarters an amount of about GHc 50 billion. I’m only watching them; what is happening now is called ‘grabbing, grabbing’ that is what they are doing,” he alleged in the leaked tape.
However, Mr. Boahen’s comments drew derision from the hierarchy of the NPP, who dismissed his allegation, describing it as “palpable false.”
He was subsequently referred to the party’s National Steering Committee for disciplinary action to be taken against him for his conduct.
A statement issued by the General Secretary of the NPP, John Boadu, on Wednesday, said the Steering Committee has decided to temporarily ban Mr. Boahen from speaking to the media in an official capacity until his disciplinary case is resolved.
It also stated that he has been referred to the party’s disciplinary committee in accordance with Article 4 of the party constitution for further action to be taken.
“The committee has further instructed the Deputy General Secretary, Nana Obiri Boahen to refrain from speaking to the media in any official capacity until his issues with the disciplinary committee have been fully resolved,” it added.
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