There is a raging rancor within the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Awutu Senya Constituency in the Central Region, after the President during his two-day tour endorsed Director of Communications, Eugene Arhin for the parliamentary seat.
The General Secretary of the NPP has suggested that the President could face the disciplinary committee but gave a caveat.
In an interview on Peace FM, the chief scribe is of the opinion that, if people feel aggrieved that the president has breached the code of conduct, they are at liberty to file a complaint and the matter will be addressed.
Stressing that no one is above the law and that should a complaint be filed, the president will go through the process, Mr. Kodua Frimpong said,
“Nobody is above the constitution,” he stated and stressed “if someone thinks what the President said is a breach to the code of conduct, you have the grievances procedure . . . If I have my reservations [my comments] to make about the President’s remarks, I know the processes to follow to reply the President . . . but if you have not exhausted that process and come to make comment here, then it means I don’t even understand the code of conduct. I’m even breaching it”.
He however said, the case of the president would be different as he is not a member of the Awutu Senya Constituency and so taking up the issues there would not be appropriate.
“How can you say that the President has made some statements you don’t agree, then the President is not part of the constituency; so how do you say that the President has said something, therefore you are sending him to the Disciplinary Committee at Awutu Senya?” He asked
The President on his two-day tour of the Central Region made comment which is deem to be endorsing Eugene Arhin, who is lacing his boots to contest for the Awutu Senya seat.
Cutting sod for a road project, the president entreated the people of the constituency to consider the Director of Communication at the Jubilee House when the time comes for the parliamentary election.
Referring to Eugene Arhin, the president said, “It is public knowledge that he has the intention of contesting on the ticket of the NPP in 2024. If he is successful in the NPP primaries, nananom, I am confident that he will do a very good job as a Member of Parliament for you. I appeal for all of you to support him if and when that time comes,”