The General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr John Boadu says the party’s Member of Parliament for the Fomena Constituency in the Ashanti Region, Mr Andrew Amoako Asiamah who has decided to contest the 2020 parliamentary election as an independent candidate is no longer a member of the party.
Mr John Boadu in a statement on October 13, 2020, said by going as an independent candidate, Mr Asiamah has forfeited his membership of the party per the Article 3(9) of the party’s constitution.
He explained that per the party’s constitution, any member of the party who supports or campaigns for an independent parliamentary candidate ahead of the forthcoming general elections also automatically forfeits his/her membership of the NPP.
Mr Boadu also said the party has written to the Speaker of Parliament to notify him about Mr Asiamah’s action and the fact that he is no longer a member of the NPP.
He cited Article 97(1)(g) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana which states that “A member of Parliament shall vacate his seat in Parliament if he leaves the party of which he was a member at the time of his election to Parliament to join another party or seeks to remain in Parliament as an independent member