Suspended Sammy Crabbe joins NPP chairmanship race

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Suspended Second Vice Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammy Crabbe, has joined the Chairmanship race of the governing party.

A poster for his campaign says he intends to “build a party for all.”

The poster markets him as having a “proven track record in championing the rights and welfare of all party executives and members”.

A year to the 2016 general elections, the National Executive Committee of the NPP suspended Mr Crabbe indefinitely alongside then-General Secretary Kwabena Agyepong and then-Chairman Paul Afoko, for, among other things, making utterances that were injurious to the chances of the then-opposition party’s presidential candidate at the time, Nana Akufo-Addo.

Their suspension has not yet been reversed.

That notwithstanding, Mr Crabbe has entered the race to give Acting Chairman Freddy Blay some competition.

Meanwhile, National Chairmanship race has been predicted to be a straight battle between current Acting National Chairman, Freddie Blay, and a former National First Vice Chairman of the Party, Mr. Stephen Ntim.

Pollster Ben Ephson in November last year said no matter how both aspirants pitch their strategies, what could dictate the outcome is how best the two leading hopefuls strive to get their followers into the polling station, constituency, and regional positions.

Mr Blay is due to officially launch is campaign for the position in the coming weeks.


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