NPP Political party seeks court order to cite Afoko for contempt

Afoko has been cautioned to desist from speaking to the media

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Suspended NPP Chairman Paul Afoko may be cited for contempt if he does not desist from speaking to the press on his case pending in court.

The caution is from lawyers for the New Patriotic Party who are first defendants in case where Afoko is challenging his suspension.

Read more: "Madness has invaded NPP" – Afoko

He was suspended last year by the National Council of the NPP after he was accused of misconduct.  

The NPP’s legal representation Godfred Dame sought a court order this morning to compel Mr. Afoko to cease all media comments until the final determination of the case.

Lawyer for Afoko, Safo Boabeng also admitted that his client has indeed been making comments on the media landscape about the case.

The presiding judge Anthony Yeboah after hearing both sides asked Afoko to seize commenting on the issue to the media.

See also: 'I remain Chairman of NPP until 2018' - Afoko

Paul Afoko is in court challenging the legitimacy of two members on the disciplinary committee which upheld his suspension.

Afoko  was suspended  in October 2015 after the party’s disciplinary committee upheld a letter from the National Council of Elders of the party requesting that Mr. Afoko be suspended until after the 2016 election.

He was accused of breaching the party’s rules and regulations in the matter of an alleged secret account managed by some party executives including now acting chairman Freddie Blay.

See also: Afoko uncertain about NPP's victory in 2016

Mr Afoko insisted on numerous occasion that he is "still the national chairman of the NPP".

"I remain chairman until my tenure is over in 2018 or the same delegates go and overturn the verdict that they don’t want me…I am battle ready to ensure that our party’s constitution is upheld and no group of people can illegitimise the constitution."

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