Politics

UPP under political crisis, NEC strikes “odike” for parading himself chairman and owner

Businessman-turned-politician Mr. Akwasi Addai Odike has come under tough political pressure as staunch members and executives of United Progressive Party (UPP) have publicly reduced him to an ordinary party member.

Executives have set the record straight that their 2015 flag bearer (Odike) is not the chairman or owner of the party as he has been parading himself and that the constitution doesn’t confer such positions on him.

During a press briefing in Kumasi, they expressed anger over how the entrepreneur who they described as an imposter has for long been announcing and deceiving the whole world that UPP is his intellectual property, explaining that the code of the party doesn’t describe him as such.

“Mr. Akwasi Addai has no role in the party. He is just a floor member”, they fingered.

Acting Chairman Mr. Kenneth Nana Kwame Asamoah exposed that “Odike” has no functional role among the NEC because he was kicked out of office by executives long ago.

“We only recognize him as a Chief founding father which is just a ceremonial name. He is just an ordinary member now and that is where his position ends”, he indicated.

According to the acting chairman, their delay in taking action against the Businessman is grounded on the reason that Mr. “odike” through his act of impersonation on radio and other media platforms is serving as an advertising agent who is just helping to make the party popular.

They have therefore called on media practitioners and members of other political parties to fish him out quickly should they see him identifying himself as the chairman or owner of UPP at any gathering or event.

By Enock Akonnor

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