Human Rights Court dismisses Sammy Crabbe’s suit

Sammy Crabbe
Sammy Crabbe was suspended after Chairman Paul Afoko and Gen. Sec. Kwabena Agyepong were suspended

The Human Rights Court in Accra has summarily dismissed a suit brought before it by suspended Second Vice Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Samuel Crabbe.

Mr Crabbe had challenged his suspension at the Court presided over by Justice Dennis Adjei, claiming the disciplinary committee set up to suspend him was unconstitutional.

He wanted the Court to revoke the decision of the committee.

But on Thursday, June 2, Justice Adjei ruled that the decision by the committee sits in well with the constitution of the NPP.

Mr Crabbe became the third national officer of the NPP suspended due to misconduct.

He was suspended after the suspensions of Paul Afoko, then a National Chairman, and Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, then a General Secretary.

Mr Crabbe had rejected the replacements of the suspended officers, claiming he could not work with the supplanters.

He failed to appear before the disciplinary committee and, therefore, the decision to suspend him was taken in absentia.

It is unclear what action next Mr Crabbe will take – whether to follow Mr Agyepong, who has stayed away from any legal challenge of his suspension, or follow Mr Afoko, who is also battling the party in court over his fate.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh||Ghana

Twitter: @kwame_amoh

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