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NPP threatens partisans

The National Patriotic Party or NPP has threatened to expel any partisan who will violate the party’s constitution. In a resolution derived at its sixth biennial convention held in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County during the week, the party said its executive committee has been mandated to engage other political parties with similar political ideologies for the purpose of forming alliance or coalition where necessary.

“Any none compliance by any member of the national executive committee on decisions taken by the executive committee, he or she shall be subjected to investigation by the grievance and ethic committee and if found guilty, shall be expelled…,” the resolution reads.

The resolution, which was read by the national treasury of the NPP, Mr. Rudolph Cooper, further says the sixth biennial convention amongst other things, resolved that in addition to the constitutional requirements for the standard bearer and vice standard bearer of the party, partisans who have interest in contesting for the positions of standard bearer and vice bearer must demonstrate financial capacity to facilitate the process and also assist with logistics to conduct nationwide primaries in line with the constitution.

According to the resolution, if no partisan has the financial capacity to sponsor the primaries, and if the party is unable to raise such funding, it would not put forth a standard bearer for the 2017 elections.

Mr. Cooper added that the convention held in Buchanan approved the decision taken by the national executive committee to expand the scope of the executive committee by increasing the number of national vice chairpersons from four to nine and nine assistant secretaries.

However, the NPP is expected to tour various counties to strengthen county executive committees and conduct elections where there are vacancies to fill those structures. The resolution also mandates the executive committee headed by the national chairman to revisit the party’s lease agreement with Total at its properties on 5th Street, in Monrovia.

Meanwhile, thesixth biennial convention has re-elected all acting officials on white ballots. Maryland County Representative James Biney is the national chairman;Bomi County Senator Sando Johnson, vice chairman for administration; Bong Cou nty Representative George Mulbah, vice chairman for operations; Andrews Peters, secretary general and Rudolph Cooper, national treasurer, among others.

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By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor-Edited by Jonathan Browne

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