‘Suspend Ekow Ewusi Now Or…!’

 

Some aggrieved sympathisers of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) have sent a note to the Central Regional Chairman of the party, Mr Robert Kutin, demanding an immediate action over the matter of the conduct of his First Vice-Chairman, Mr Horace Ekow Ewusi.

 

Failure to act on the matter, according to the aggrieved followers of the Danquah-Busia-Dombo tradition, will leave them with no option than to embark on series of demonstrations against all the regional and national executives of the party.

 

In the view of the aggrieved supporters, it was very important for the leadership of the NPP in the Central Region and by extension, the national executives, to show leadership in this crisis moment by ordering Mr Ewusi to step aside and fight to clear himself from allegations against him by one Edward Okraku Adum, an ex-convict, who is also a member of the Elephant family.

 

“This is a simple straight forward decision. An allegation of defrauding by false pretense has been levelled against no other person than our First Vice-Chairman in the region, Horace Ekow Ewusi. This is a very serious matter and I expect our Regional Chairman, Kutin, together with the other executives, to immediately act on the matter. They should suspend Ekow Ewusi to give him enough space to clear himself. If Chairman Kutin and his men fail to act, they will see the other side of us,” Kofi Andoh, a resident at Hemang, who is a sympathiser of the party, told Weekend Today in an interview.

 

Helena Awotwe, also a sympathiser of the NPP and a resident of Jukwa in the Central Region, told this paper that “The allegations levelled against Ekow Ewusi were denting the image of the party and I expect Chairman Kutin and his executives to suspend him until he clears himself of any wrongdoing(s). Chairman Kutin, this is the time to show leadership and we are with you else we will launch series of protest against you”.

 

Meanwhile, one Edward Okraku Adum is demanding that Ekow Ewusi be fired.

 

He has in a petition addressed to the National Security Minister, Albert Kan-Dapaah, and copied President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the UK High Commissioner to Ghana, National Chairman of the NPP, Freddy Blay, and Chairman Kutin, called for the  immediate removal of Mr. Ewusi from office.

 

He wants the vociferous Central Region first vice-chairman of the NPP and a member of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal mining to be probed.

 

Adum contends that Mr Ewusi has allegedly defrauded him of an amount US$10,000 by false pretense.

 

Ever since the issue came to the public domain, some sympathizers of the NPP who are worried about the harm done to the party want immediate measures to be put in place to save the image of the elephant family from further sinking, especially, as election 2020 approaches.

 

Albert Asare, a resident of Moree in the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese Constituency and a sympathiser of the NPP, further told this paper that he can’t wait for Mr Ekow Ewusi “to be dropped from the regional executives” in order to save the image of the party.

 

It, therefore, remains to be seen what action the leadership of the NPP in the Central Region will take against their own whom sources say is untouchable.

 

Meanwhile, when Weekend Today reached Mr Ewusi on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 to ascertain the veracity or otherwise of the allegations, he charged the reporter to do his own background checks on him.

 

He described Mr Adum as “a delusional man” who is being supported by “confused individuals to soil his reputation.”

 

“These are very desperate individuals behind this so let them do what they intend to do. I don’t mind if it is in the newspaper or radio. God will fight my enemies for me,” he noted in his response when contacted by Today.

 

 

Story: Freeman KORYEKPOR AWLESU

Writer’s email: freeman.koryekpor@todaygh.com

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