The founder of United Progressive Party (UPP),Mr Akwasi Addae Odike, has been permanently dismissed off the party.
The Acting General Secretary of the UPP, Abubakar Kuoru at a press conference in Kumasi on Friday, 20 September 2019 declared that Mr Odike has squandered all the party’s funds also he could not account for some cars the party gave him.
“We invited him on 12 March 2019 for a press conference but he did not appear, secondly he has wantonly embezzled our funds as of now there is not even GHS1 in our coffers. We gave him party cars from our financiers, we don’t know the whereabouts of them”.
He emphasized that “no political party in Ghana is owned by single individual. If so then J.J Rawlings would have gone for his NDC.”
The Secretary said the party is open to all individuals but he/she could be dismiss at anytime if gone contrary to the party’s constitution.
“Anybody can come and take a membership form and run for the presidential slot,
you can pick a form and contest for the chairmanship positions but if you misbehave we will sack you”.
By: Joe Marfo