My Suspension Is Over – Ernesto Defies Party Leadership

The embattled Youth Organiser of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Ernesto Yeboah, is insisting his suspension has been lifted despite the party’s Central Committee stating otherwise.

“I am the Commander-in-Chief of the Youth League of the Convention People’s Party and we are carrying on without tasks,” he stated on Eyewitness News.

Mr. Yeboah, alongside the CPP General Secretary, Nii Armah Akomfrah, were suspended after publicly contradicting their flagbearer’s position on President Mahama’s Ford gift saga.

The two were subsequently referred to the Disciplinary Committee following which their reinstatement was recommended.

The party’s Central Committee however rejected the recommendations from the Disciplinary Committee arguing that certain basic tenants of natural justice were not observed before the determination of the matter.

But Mr. Yeboah asserted that the recommendations of the Disciplinary Committee “empanelled it with respectable members of the party” should stand
“A competent quasi-judicial body established by Article 113 of the CPP constitutional body has acquitted and discharged me. They found no wrong doing or anything as may have been the case. It goes for Nii Armah Akomfrah, General Secretary of the Convention People’s Party.”

“I didn’t tell the Central Committee to send me to the disciplinary committee of the party or Nii Armah Akomfrah. They did. We submitted ourselves to the process in spite of the glaring breaches of our fundamental human rights.”

Disciplinary Committee overstepped its boundaries

The Vice Chair of the CPP, Susan Adu Amankwaa, also gave her take on the Ernesto Yeboah’s response to the Disciplinary Committee’s recommendation.

According to her, “the recommendation did come and the CC [Central Committee] did say that no; because you did not receive charges and sit on the case with the charges. We are referring the matter to you again presenting charges then you can then come up with the recommendations.”

Mrs. Amankwa maintained that “It is not for the Disciplinary Committee to write to the people to reinstate them. That is not what is in constitution.”

“If Ernesto and the General Secretary were being disciplined, they would have waited for the body that indicted them and the recommendation that were given to that body for that body to reinstate them.”

Mrs. Amankwa also condemned the actions of the party thugs who caused a fracas at the party office on Monday saying “we will definitely scold them” but she believes the suspended duo brought it on themselves.

In her view, Ernesto Yeboah and Nii Armah Akomfrah “should not have come to the office without official letters coming from the CC saying that, we have reinstated you per the recommendations of the DC.”

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