Afoko goes to court

Suspended chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Paul Awentame Afoko, has sued the party and the acting chairman, Freddie Blay, at an Accra High Court.

According to the writ of sermons intercepted by The Ghanaian Times, Mr. Afoko is praying the court to set aside his suspension and also stop Freddie Blay from holding himself as the acting chairman of the party.

Mr. Afoko was suspended indefinitely by the National Council of the NPP on November 12, after its Disciplinary Committee recommended his suspension, following a petition filed by two members of the party.

The recommendation was unanimously endorsed by the NPP National Executive Committee on October 23, and Freddy Blay was asked to act in his stead.

A statement issued by the party and signed by Communications Director, Nana Akomea, on October 23, stated that “the decision follows the recommendation of the party’s National Disciplinary Committee.

On October 21, 2015, the National Disciplinary Committee of the NPP submitted a report to the Executive Committee of the party; recommending the indefinite suspension of Mr. Afoko as National Chairman.

At its meeting, Friday, October 23, 2015, the National Executive Committee unanimously endorsed the recommendation of the National Disciplinary Committee which was upheld by the National Council.

Though the party claimed the decision was unanimous, some members of the executive committee have publicly spoken against it.

By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme                    

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