Afoko was invited by EC to voters’ register forum – Spokesperson

Mr Afoko who has been suspended indefinitely following a petition of misconduct against him by the party’s council of elders appeared at the EC's forum and declared that he is there in his official capacity as the party’s chairman.

Paul Afoko, NPP Chairman was suspended indefinitely following a petition of misconduct against him by the party’s council of elders

The spokesperson for suspended National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has sought to clarify that Paul Afoko attended the voters’ register forum because he received invitation from the Electoral Commission (EC).

Mr Afoko who has been suspended indefinitely following a petition of misconductagainst him by the party’s council of elders appeared at the EC's forum and declared that he is there in his official capacity as the party’s chairman.

"I’m here as the Chairman of the NPP, I am here leading the team to ensure that the views of our party are heard; to ensure that we push through the reforms that we require for next year’s elections,” Afoko told the press at the event on Thursday.

Many have raised concerns as to why Mr Afoko would announce his presence in the name of the party when his suspension has not been revoked.

But speaking on Citi FM’s Eyewitness News, his spokesperson, Nana Yaw Osei, spokesperson said Mr Afoko attended the forum because the EC invited him.

“The Electoral Commission doesn’t just get up and invite people. They write to political parties and invite them. The Electoral Commission wrote a letter inviting the National Chairman, the General Secretary and the technical team of the party on the review of the voters’ register and if the National Chairman has been invited we have only one National Chairman; and that is Mr. Paul Afoko. One General Secretary which is Kwabena Agyepong and the technical team which is made up of Mac Manu, Martin Adjei Mensah and Hon O. B Amoah. The Electoral Commission wrote a letter inviting each person and nobody can usurp the functions of the National Chairman, Mr. Paul Afoko and so he went,” he stated.

Political parties and civil society groups who sent proposals to the EC over the demand for a new register are appearing before the panel to justify their positions.

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