The New Patriotic Party has directed their Constituency Executives to suspend party members who invoked curses on the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party.
The reason for invoking the curses according to those involved was because some people were deliberately disqualified from contesting the party’s upcoming primaries.
General Secretary of the NPP, John Boadu speaking at a press briefing on June 8, 2020, said this act must not be encouraged and the party has taken a decision to suspend these members.
“The party has observed rather worrying, the conduct of some members who invoked curses on the party leadership and in particular on members of the National Executive Committee on allegations that their candidates have been disqualified by NEC from contesting. We are completely appalled by such behaviour. Accordingly, the party is instructing Constituency Executives in places where this happened to immediately suspend those who put up this act”.
Last week, about 300 NPP supporters in the Juaben Constituency of the Ashanti Region defied Covid-19 safety protocols to demonstrate against the disqualification of their preferred aspiring parliamentary candidate.
The angry supporters were also protesting what they describe as a party decision to allow the MP for the area, Amma Pomaa Boateng to go unopposed.
The angry delegates, made up of mainly polling station executives also slaughtered sheep and invoked curses on any member of the party hierarchy whose action will lead to the disqualification of Francis Owusu- Akyaw, a mining consultant.
The charged supporters, wearing red armbands, recited incantations to invoke the powers of several deities, to deal with anyone, especially party executives scheming to protect the candidacy of the MP.
The curses were extended to anyone whose action, will impede the parliamentary bid of the mining consultant, Owusu-Akyaw.