RICHARD Owusu, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) second vice chairman for Manhyia South Constituency in Kumasi the Ashanti Regional capital, has been suspended indefinitely by the party over alleged gross misconduct.
He has been accused of mobilizing some youth to seize lorry parks and toilet facilities in the area after the party’s 2016 electoral victory.
Mr. Owusu was also indicted for allegedly inciting some polling station executives of the NPP against other constituency executives and the sitting Member of Parliament ((MP) in the constituency.
The party’s constituency executives reportedly sat on the case on March 19, 2017, and Mr. Owusu was called to defend himself but they said he could not convince them enough.
The party leadership therefore, in a letter dated April 5, 2017, decided to suspend him indefinitely and further referred the case to the Ashanti Regional Disciplinary Committee for further hearing.
In the meantime, Mr. Owusu has been ordered to surrender every party property in his possession to the constituency officers, else he could face additional disciplinary action.
DAILY GUIDE has sighted his suspension letter, signed by Haruna Alhassan, constituency secretary, which has been copied to major party stakeholders in the constituency.
It reads in part, “I confirm to you that from the date of this letter, you are suspended indefinitely from your position as the 2nd vice chairman of this constituency while the matter is being referred to the regional disciplinary committee of the party for hearing.
“In the meantime, you are instructed to surrender any party property in your possession to the constituency office of the party. Failure to comply with this instruction may itself constitute misconduct.”
A copy of the suspension letter
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi