NPP polls: I will not contest national chairmanship — Sammy Crabbe

BY: Daily Graphic
Mr Sammy Crabbe
Mr Sammy Crabbe

The suspended Second Vice Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Sammy Crabbe, has rescinded his decision to contest the party’s national chairmanship position.

This comes after party activist Hajia Fati, violently attacked and prevented him from picking nomination forms when he visited the party’s headquarters last week.

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Mr Crabbe, together with messrs Paul Afoko and Kwabena Agyei Agyapong, was suspended in the lead-up to the 2016 election amidst allegations that they were working against the party’s then flag bearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Sources close to Mr Crabbe have disclosed to that he would not be contesting following the Hajia Fati debacle.

The source further disclosed that a decision on Mr Crabbe’s political future would be announced in due course.

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Yesterday was the deadline for picking nomination forms and the acting National Chairman, Mr Freddie Blay and three other interested aspirants picked their forms as of the time of filing this report.

NPP postpones conference

Meanwhile, the NPP has rescheduled the date for its National Delegates Conference since it coincides with this year’s Eid ul-Fitr celebration which falls on June 15, 2018.

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The NPP announced last year that it was going to hold its National Delegates’ Conference in Koforidua in the Eastern Region from June 15 to 17, 2018.

But a circular by the party yesterday stated that the delegates conference had been postponed to July 7 due to the Eid-ul-Fitr festivities.

This year’s congress will elect a new set of national officers who will run the affairs of the party for the next four years.

The congress is being held pursuant to Article 10(2) and (3) of the NPP constitution.