Ex-NPP MPs Call For Amendment To Give Them Voting Rights

November 2, 2021 By 0 Comments

Former Members of Parliament of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have petitioned the General Secretary of the party to initiate processes to enable them vote in all their intra party elections.

They claim their efforts in their various constituencies and the party in general cannot be underestimated in the administration of the party.

The former Manhyia North MP, Collins Owusu Amankwah said his colleagues think the time is rife for them to be recognised in the party, under Article 7 (27) and Article 15 (2) of the party’s constitution. 

“By virtue of Article 15, we want to be recognised as former NPP Members of Parliament, like the External branch, Nasara Wing, the Youth Wing and Women’s wing,” the Secretary to the former lawmakers pleaded.

He has recommended that the party’s constitution must be made to reflect the aspirations and potentials of members of the party, including former President of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor, current president Nana Akufo-Addo and the Chief of Staff, Osei Frema Opare, who are all former Members of Parliament and must exercise this right as members of the association.

The NPP former Members of Parliament have, therefore, proposed an amendment of Article 7 (27) of the NPP constitution should their petition be upheld to enable them (former NPP Members of Parliament) vote in the constituency

“We are hereby appealing to our venerable members of the National Council to review provisions of our constitution to grant us this right,” he pleaded.

Mr. Amankwa noted that they have acted as members of the party and contributed and still contributing both in mind and in cash towards the party.