Afoko's trial Delaying case infringes on rights of Afoko - Judge

According to the judge, Anthony Yeboah, any delay could be detrimental to the rights of Mr. Afoko as the case before him is one of an alleged human rights violation.

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The presiding judge in the case where embattled NPP chairman Paul Afoko is challenging his suspension from the Party has cautioned lawyers in the case to desist from unduly delaying the case.

According to the judge, Anthony Yeboah, any delay could be detrimental to the rights of Mr. Afoko as the case before him is one of an alleged human rights violation.

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He thus asked lawyers in the case to ensure they file the necessary documents needed by the close of day today [Tuesday], to enable pre-trial of the case from tomorrow [Wednesday].

In a suit filed in an Accra High Court on December 7, 2015, Mr. Afoko in his statement of claim insisted that he is the duly elected Chairman of the NPP.

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Mr Afoko, who was elected the NPP National Chairman in April 2014, was suspended indefinitely at an emergency NEC meeting at the party’s headquarters at Asylum Down in Accra on Friday, October 23, 2015.

The NPP’s Disciplinary Committee had on October 21, 2015 submitted a report to the NEC of the party recommending the indefinite suspension of Mr Afoko as national chairman, citing his unilateral leadership style as a bane of the party’s progress.

At its meeting on Friday, October 23, 2015, the NEC endorsed the recommendation of the DC and asked the First Vice- Chair, Mr Freddie Blay, to act as national chairman in accordance with the party’s constitution.

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