National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddie Blay has indicated the decision to re-instate Kwabena Agyei Agyepong came from a concerted agreement by members of the National Executive Council (NEC).

“It is a decision that was taken at the NEC meeting yesterday. After a long discussion, it was decided that he must be reinstated as a full member of the party.

“A lot of people expressed their opinions on that so it was a very fruitful discussion and after that, it was unanimous that he must be reinstated,” he told Kwesi Parker-Wilson.

Former General Secretary of the NPP, Kwabena Agyei Agyepong together with former National Chair, Paul Afoko and his Vice, Sammy Crabbe were suspended for violating Article 3(d) of the party’s Constitution after engaging in some misconduct in 2015.

Mr Agyepong was also accused of taking unilateral actions and activities without the Council’s approval.

The former party executive had been on suspension for close to six years until Monday, May 10, after the party’s NEC rescinded his suspension.

Speaking to JoyNews, Mr Freddie Blay cited the immense support provided by Mr Agyepong to the party before and during the 2020 general elections as one of many reasons considered for having his suspension lifted.

He also added that the Council was persuaded to have him re-instated after receiving a letter in February this year from the former executive and several pleas by the rank and file of the party.

“He wrote a letter to us that he be re-instated. Let us be fair to ourselves, he has been on suspension for about 6 years. The decision to even confirm that he should be in or out of the party was not an issue because he has been doing a lot of things to help the party – going on campaigns, he has been helping some constituents. For that reason, the party decided that he being re-instated is most appropriate,” he said.

According to Mr Blay, Kwabena Agyei Agyepong is set to enjoy whatever rights and privileges due him as a former party executive.

He urged the former General Secretary to remain loyal and committed to the governing NPP following his reinstatement.

“We expect his commitment to the party, his loyal service to the party and whatever position that he finds himself, he will fight to raise the reputation and image of the party,” he stated.