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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Volta regional organizer has petitioned the party’s leadership to suspend the regional secretary, Pope Yevu, for allegedly diverting items meant to be shared among voters during the recently held Assin North by-election.
The Volta regional organizer of the NPP, Korsi Bodja, in a petition to the national executives of the party dated July 3, alleged that Pope Yevu diverted campaign materials such as hair dryers, cutlasses, Wellington boots, head pans, fertilizers, and sewing machines meant to be distributed in the Ewe communities during the campaign
“I write to invoke Article 3(7) of the party’s constitution for the suspension of the New Patriotic Party’s Volta Regional Secretary, Mr. Pope Yevu for gross misconduct against the party as an elected officer, contravening Article 3 Clauses 1,3,4,5 and 6 of the party’s constitution, in the recent by-election campaign activities held at Assin North Constituency where the Volta Regional Secretary was caught diverting campaign material meant for the said by-election.”
He stressed, “In the said by-election, the New Patriotic Party Volta Regional Executives and other constituency executives were expected to enhance the party’s electoral fortunes by intensifying campaign in the Ewe communities within the Assin North Constituency. As a result, campaign materials including hairdryers, cutlasses, Wellington boots, head pans, fertilizers and sewing machines were handed over to the region to help meet the demand of the electorate in the Ewe communities during the campaign. However, it turned out that, while there was indeed, high demand for the said campaign materials within communities where we campaigned, the Volta Regional Secretary decided to keep such items in his hotel facility and diverted same for his parochial interest”.
He further claimed that the Volta regional secretary was captured on video secretly packing out the hoarded items for the campaign into his car for his personal gain.
“From the video footage available for your view, the Volta Regional Secretary is visibly seen at the dawn of 28th June 2023, at about 3: 58am, a day after the by-election in Assin North, secretly packing out the hoarded items for the campaign into his car with the support of the Deputy Volta Regional Organizer who had also brought a pickup vehicle for the conveyance of same items to their region,” the Korsi Bodja alleged.