The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Okaikwei Central Constituency and a member of the disciplinary committee of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Patrick Yaw Boamah, has warned that the party will strictly enforce its rules against any acts that may cause disaffection within the party.
Following the NPP’s special delegates’ conference, some members of the party, including flagbearer hopeful Kennedy Agyapong, have been cited for various offenses.
Ahead of a disciplinary committee hearing, Boamah said members must obey the NPP’s rules.
“The NPP is a very large party and a big family, and we want to ensure that members adhere to the tenets of our constitution. No individual is bigger than the party. Many people are popular because of the party, and they know that they cannot win a general election without the party. You have to ride on the back of the party.”
“So, I call on every member at every level of the party to ensure that we maintain the highest level of discipline within the party. Breaking ranks and using abusive language are things that will cause disaffection and disunity, which will hinder our progress towards winning the next general election. We must all make sure that we avoid doing this. So, if anyone in the party wants to cause disaffection, the party will enforce its strict rules to ensure that everyone stays on track. However, this does not mean that the party will not be fair to anyone.”