Afoko heads to court over suspension

The National Council of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), on Thursday, affirmed the decision by the National Executive Council (NEC) to suspend its National Chairman, Paul Afoko.


Suspended chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Paul Afoko, who lost his appeal to have his suspension reversed, has indicated he will head to court to seek redress over the matter.

Mr. Afoko's lawyer, Martin Kpebu, told that they have begun preparing a writ to challenge the Council's decision of Thursday night, which is likely to be filed latest by Monday.

The decision was arrived at after a marathon meeting on Thursday November 12, to deliberate and consider an appeal document forwarded to the party by Mr. Afoko.

Out of 77 people, 70 voted for the suspension to be upheld, six abstained from voting, while one voted for him to be reinstated.

The decision was announced to journalists by the party’s General Secretary, Mr. Kwabena Agyepong.

Present at the meeting at the party’s headquarters were key members of the party including ex-president John Kufuor.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP’s) National Executive Committee (NEC) unanimously voted a fortnight ago to suspend its National Chairman Paul Afoko indefinitely.

The party’s decision follows a petition by the Council of Elders to the Disciplinary Committee of the party asking Afoko to step aside for various misconducts.


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