New Patriotic Party Afoko dares NPP over contempt threat

Mr Afoko has filed a suit against the NPP and it's acting Chairman Freddy Blay challenging his suspension which he claims is unlawful.

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The embattled national chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Paul Afoko has dared the party to proceed to cite him for contempt over media comments on his suspension.

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Lawyers for the NPP have threatened to cite Mr Paul Afoko for contempt if he does not desist from making further comments in the media on his suspension and the pending suit at the Human Rights Court.

Godfred Yeboah Odame on Thursday, March 24, 2016, prayed the court to order Mr. Afoko to stop all media comments until the final determination of the case before the court.

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Mr Afoko has filed a suit against the NPP and it's acting Chairman Freddy Blay challenging his suspension which he claims is unlawful.

The Presiding Judge, Justice Anthony Yeboah however, declined to comment on the submission by Mr Yeboah Odame after counsel for Mr Afoko, Osafo Buabeng admitted that his client has indeed been making comments in the media.

However, Nana Yaw Osei, spokesperson for Mr Afoko, in an interview on Accra-based Class FM said Mr Afoko "is not perturbed at all. He will continue to speak his mind. The issue is still before the court, and so they [the NPP] should not, with all respect, lie about issues,” he stated.

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"Afoko has done no such thing to take over a matter that is before a court of competent jurisdiction and seek to try the matter in the media. He has done no such thing.

"You are threatening to cite him for contempt; you can go ahead. …It is not about what they feel, it is not about their feeling. If you feel that it will affect the matter in court, that is your thinking. Besides, Mr Afoko feels that he is not commenting on any matter before the court, so, they can go ahead and experience their feelings, but that will not stop Mr Afoko from explaining his side of the story, which is not before the court."

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