Party leader Henk Krol is leaving the Party for the Future due to an argument with board members and former Forum members Henk Otten and Jeroen de Vries. Krol reports this in a press release on Sunday.
The reason for the disagreement is the expulsion of treasurer Pieter Bogaardt by Otten and De Vries, Krol said.
Former 50PLUS leader Krol disagrees with Bogaardt’s expulsion and asked Otten to withdraw the resignation letter. Chairman of the board Otten would not have responded to this, Krol writes.
An employee of Krol would also have been threatened by one of the senators, the politician said in the press release.
Krol: “Only one decision can therefore be the right one, especially now that one of my employees has been seriously threatened by one of the senators.”
Bogaardt negative about Otten’s ambitions
Bogaardt would have been fired by Otten after he met AD allegedly referred to “internal party affairs”. The reason for this conversation would be the news that Otten wants to go to the Lower House for the party AD.
Several board members, in particular Bogaardt, reacted disapprovingly, according to the newspaper.
The Party for the Future started as a collaboration between MPs Krol (former 50PLUS leader) and Femke Merel van Kooten (former Party for the Animals politician). End of July added Senate members Otten and De Vries joined the party. Krol became party leader and Otten chairman of the board.
Otten left Forum for Democracy after an argument with party leader Thierry Baudet, after which De Vries followed him. Van Kooten left after three months out of the party after a break with Krol, because Otten would pull the strings too much.