A former member of the New Patriotic Party and a leading member of the Alan Kyerematen campaign team, Hopeson Adorye has dismissed claims of being sacked by the party as captured in a statement issued by the General Secretary, Justin Koduah Frimpong. According to the former Deputy National Security Coordinator in charge of airports, he is aware of the provisions of the party’s constitution and the fact that declaring his support for the former Trade and Industry Minister means he automatically forfeits his membership of the NPP.
“You don’t need to write to inform me that I have forfeited my membership because I am already aware. Do you think the others including former General Secretary, Ohene Ntow, are not aware of the party’s structure and constitution? The letter they wrote is just a waste of time,” he stressed. He was quick to add that the current treatment meted out to him by the party has given him a change of mind regarding his voting pattern come the 2024 elections. Mr Adorye said he would vote Alan Kyerematen for president and his parliamentary vote will go to the NDC. He insisted that Alan is the only one that can transform the fortunes of Ghana.
Mr. Adorye claimed that in the 2024 elections, the race will not be between the NPP and NDC, but rather the NPP and Movement for Change. “The General Secretary should get a lot of letterheads down because he is going to write a lot of letters. I have my freedom. I decide where I should belong to,” he emphasized.
He rejected the accusation of disloyalty and reiterated some of his contributions that propelled the party to victory.
“Who in the party can say that he is more loyal to NPP than me before I decided to support Alan Kyerematen? Who? When people are dissing the party who runs to the radio, and television and defends the party? When the top hierarchy is being attacked, who goes to defend them? Please that one should not come in at all,” he stressed.
He predicted mass resignation to hit the NPP in the lead-up to the 2024 elections and added that about 5 million people are ready to declare their support for Alan. He further entreated the party to learn lessons from the Fomena election where an independent candidate resigned from the party and still won the elections.
Mr. Adorye was optimistic of the chances of the Movement of Change, emphasizing that it is spreading like a bushfire and revealed that a chapter of the Movement has been formed in Maryland, USA. Memberships of Hopeson Adorye, Nana Ohene Ntow, Yaw Buaben Asamoa and Boniface Abubakar Saddique have been revoked for their public endorsement of a presidential aspirant other than the party’s elected flagbearer, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. A statement signed by NPP General Secretary Justin Kodua Frimpong said this endorsement is a breach of the party’s constitution, particularly Articles 3(5) (A) and 3(9)(1)
By: George Kwaning