The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has initiated processes aimed at expelling members of the party who repainted its Fomena office in the Ashanti Region into the colours of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Some aggrieved NPP members on Monday altered the party’s Fomena office’s customary colours of red, white, and blue to red, white, green, and black, the typical colours of the opposition NDC in protest of the party’s decision to hold on with polling station elections in the constituency.
Reacting to the development at a news conference in Accra on Thursday, the general secretary of the NPP John Boadu said the culprits will face the full rigorous of the law.
“In the specific case of disturbance witnessed at Fomena including painting of the party office with NDC colours, the party takes serious view of this gross misconduct, which is not only reprehensible but an affront to the very dignity and existence of the party,” he said.
“Accordingly, the party is taking immediate steps to expel all the persons behind this ungodly act from the party, of course through due process.
“The point must be made that the party has not yet decided on the modalities for holding polling station primaries in Fomena and the other nine constituencies where polling station elections were suspended, owing to one reason or the other,” Boadu said.
The NPP general secretary said the party will soon announce the date for opening of nominations.
“So in Fomena, for instance, the party is yet to take decision on the date of opening nominations, date of vetting, date of publication of vetting results, this will be done and communicated in due course,” he said.