The Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG) has dispelled claims that there is tension in the party over the resignation of two of its members.
This follows a publication by The Insight newspaper that suggested that there was tension in the party over the resignation of Ms Margaret Obrien Sarfo and Mr Quarshie Fliescher Lartey.
In a statement dated July 22 and issued by the National Communications Director, Mr Samuel Owusu Afiiyie, the party said, “The content of the publication is inaccurate and misleading, hence, must be disregarded by the public and the party hereby wishes to set the following records straight.”
According to the party, its presidential candidate in the 2020 presidential election, Mr Kofi Akpaloo, replaced Ms Sarfo with Ms Elizabeth Sam.
It said per the official records with the Electoral Commission, Ms Sarfo was not a running mate to Mr Akpaloo as published by The Insight.
Furthermore, the party said Mr Lartey and Ms Sarfo ceased to be members of the party and had not been mandated to perform any function on behalf of the party since October 2020.
“The Insight newspaper did not do any check with the party headquarters before publishing this irresponsible report that there is tension and confusion within the rank and file of LPG.
The purported resignation letters which were presented by the two former members of the party on July 21, 2021 do not change the fact that they have not been members of the party since October 2020.
“As the public is aware, the Liberal Party of Ghana remains a united and vibrant party and shall continue to contribute its quota to development of the country,” the statement said.