Gospel singer Gifty Osei has sent a subtle message to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) following the dismissal of her husband, Hopeson Adorye, from the party.
In a comment under a post on Instagram, where Adorye reacted to his expulsion, Osei wrote: “Be careful who you push away, real ones don’t come back.❤️❤️❤️”
Osei’s comment suggests that she is not happy with the way the NPP treated her husband, who was the Deputy National Security Coordinator and a former parliamentary candidate for the party.
She also implied that her husband is a loyal and valuable member of the party, who might not return if the party regrets its decision.
Osei has always publicly expressed support for her husband amid several scandals, including accusations of infidelity on his part against her.
She has also been a beneficiary of the party’s patronage, as she was appointed as an ambassador for the ‘See something, say something’ campaign, which aimed to educate the public on terrorism awareness in Ghana.
Adorye, on his part, has declared his readiness to openly discuss his former party without any reservations. He said that he was free now to speak his mind without any punctuations, and that he was not worried about the future. He also hinted that the NPP might seek his audience one day, but he was not bothered by the situation.
The NPP announced the expulsion of Adorye in a statement on Monday, November 20, 2023, for violating the party’s constitution and code of conduct.
The party accused him and three others of publicly endorsing the candidature of a person other than the duly elected Presidential Candidate of the Party; His Excellency Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia, which is a breach of the “Party’s Constitution particularly Articles 3(5) (A)(4) and 3(9)(1)”.
Below is the Party’s statement.
The leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has taken notice of recent activities of Hopeson Adorye, Yaw Buaben Asamoa, Nana Ohene Ntow and Boniface Abubakar Saddique which includes publicly endorsing the candidature of a person other than the duly elected Presidential Candidate of the Party; His Excellency Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia.
In spite of their flagrant breach of the Party’s Constitution particularly Articles 3(5) (A)(4) and 3(9)(1), the afore-named men still hold themselves out as members of the NPP.
For the avoidance of doubt, Article 3(5) (A) (4) of the NPP Constitution enjoins all members of the Party to “abide by and publicly uphold the decisions of the Party”. In addition, Article 3(9) (1) of the Constitution provides as follows: “A Member of the Party, who stands as an independent candidate against the officially elected member of the Party, or who joins or declares his or her support for another Political Party, or for an independent candidate, when the Party has sponsored a candidate in a general or by-election,
automatically forfeits his or her membership of the Party”.
In line with these constitutional provisions, it is the view of the NPP that Hopeson Adorye, Nana Ohene Ntow. Boniface Abubakar Saddique and Yaw Buaben Asamoa have AUTOMATICALLY FORFEITED their membership of the Party. They are, therefore, no
longer members of the Party.
The NPP entreats its members to remain true to their duties as per Article 3(5) of the party Constitution. We further call upon our members to bear in mind that the Party’s focus is to unite its ranks and rally the support of Ghanaians to make history by winning the 2024 general elections.