Paul Afoko files writ; sues NPP and Freddie Blay

The New Patriotic Party and Freddie Blay - first and second defendants respectively - have eight days to respond to the writ.


Suspended chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Paul Afoko, who lost his appeal to have his suspension reversed has sued the party and the acting national chairman Freddie Blay.

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


BackgroundMr 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.

Meanwhile, Mr Afoko has held that he is still at post and his suspension cannot hold. Some party activists across the country also demanded the immediate reinstatement of Mr Afoko, saying he had been elected and due process must be followed.


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