The General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr John Boadu over the weekend refused to attend a conference organized by 275 NPP constituency chairman to discuss issues about the welfare of members of the New Patriotic Party.
The conference which was held in Koforidua and initiated by NPP constituency chairmen across the 275 constituencies of the country was aimed at instituting a welfare scheme for NPP executives at all levels of the party and the base of the party at large.
According to the chairmen; Mr John Boadu was duly invited to the conference but declined to honour their invitation because to him the said meeting was unconstitutional.
They also indicated that; “Mr John Boadu clearly disagreed with the institution of the welfare scheme and stated his opposition to the same without any shred of equivocation and even vowed to prevent the conference from taking off when the organizers called on him ahead of the conference to brief him on their intention.”
Some aggrieved party constituency chairmen who did not want their identities disclosed opined that; “John Boadu had disrespected us for not honouring our invitation. I wondered how the National Chairman; Mr Freddie Blay, the National Organizer; Mr Sammy Awuku, the National Treasurer; Kwabena Abankwah Yeboah, a representative of the vice president, Mr Fred Oware, Mr Alan Kyeremanten’s representative, Dr Annor, Hon. Kennedy Agyapong among others could make time out of their busy schedules to attend the conference only for Mr John Boadu to blatantly decline our invitation and oppose the establishment of a welfare scheme for the party.”
“If Mr John Boadu claims the welfare scheme is unconstitutional, why did the other national officers attend the conference? The volunteer groups in the party, are they constitutional? Were they not used for the 2016 and 2020 elections? Mr John Boadu simply does not care about the welfare of his people, if he cared about his chairmen he would have made time to attend and support this welfare scheme. He attended a cabinet meeting with Mr Freddie Blay on the said day, why did Freddie Blay honour our invitation and John Boadu refused? So many horrible things like accidents can occur in the campaign period and a proper welfare scheme, when established, can be used to address some of these issues”, another aggrieved chairman added.
The constituency chairmen are very displeased with the actions of Mr John Boadu. They have since vowed to remove him from office as the party’s general secretary come 2022 NPP internal elections.
They further dared John Boadu to write 275 suspension letters for all the Constituency chairmen if indeed their conference is unconstitutional.