The Central Region branch of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has named Kingsley Kofi Karikari-Bondzie, 1st Vice-Chair in an acting position.
He replaces Mr. Horace Ekow Ewusi, who has been suspended indefinitely following what the party describes as gross indiscipline exhibited by the Vice-Chairman.
Horace Ekow Ewusi
Mr Ewusi was suspended from the party after he refused to respond to a petition by one Edward Okraku Adum, who accused him of engaging in criminal acts including drug peddling.
He was also accused of escaping from prison in the UK as well as illegally auctioning seized excavators from mining sites.
“It was on the basis of this gross indiscipline exhibited by Mr Ewusi that the Regional Chairman directed the Regional Secretary to refer Mr Ewusi’s refusal to respect, honour and respond to the party letters and directives,” the party said.
The Regional Executive Committee, on the 31st of July, 2019, adopted the Regional Disciplinary Committee's recommendation to suspend M Ewusi, indefinitely. This decision was later upheld by the National Steering Committee in August.
At its meeting held on Friday, December 13, 2019, the Regional Steering Committee of the party, on behalf of the Executive Committee, appointed the Regional 2nd Vice Chairman, Kingsley Kofi Karikari-Bondzie, as the acting Regional 1st Vice Chairman.
Mr. Karikari-Bondzie will thus act in 1st Vice capacity pending the determination of the status of Mr. Ekow Ewusi at the Disciplinary Committee.