National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Mr. Paul Afoko has fired salvos at the first vice chairman, Mr Freddie Blay for calling a National Executive Committee meeting without his knowledge.
Afoko fights Freddie Blay
According to Afoko, by the provisions of our constitution, Mr. Freddie Blay has no vested authority to sanction such a meeting
In a statement copied to the media, Mr. Afoko said members of NEC should disregard such emergency meeting by the first vice chairman of the party.
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According to Afoko, "By the provisions of our constitution, Mr. Freddie Blay has no vested authority to sanction such a meeting, especially when I the chairman, the constitutionally mandated person to call and preside over such meetings have not authorized Mr. Blay to call any meeting."
Below is the statement by Paul Afoko
PRESS STATEMENT FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE NEW PATRIOTIC PARTY TO ALL MEDIA HOUSESDATE: 23RD OCTOBER 2015It has come to my notice that an emergency meeting of the National Executive Committee of the party has been called for today Friday the 23rd of October 2015 at 10am at the Party’s Headquarters.
I hereby state categorically that no such meeting of NEC has been scheduled and that members should disregard any such notices they might have received.
I am informed that the said meeting is being called by the Party’s 1st Vice Chairman, Mr. Freddie Blay.
By the provisions of our constitution, Mr. Freddie Blay has no vested authority to sanction such a meeting, especially when I the chairman, the constitutionally mandated person to call and preside over such meetings have not authorized Mr. Blay to call any meeting.
I wish to further state that I am in the jurisdiction, available and capable of discharging my constitutionally mandated functions as chairman of the NPP.
I also wish to serve notice, and notice is hereby served that the meeting called by Mr. Blay is an illegality and a breach of our party’s constitution.
Thank you very much. Long Live the NPP!
SignedPAUL AWENTAMI AFOKOCHAIRMAN
This is the letter by Freddie Blay calling for the NEC meeting
NEC MEETING: Please take notice that, at the request and/or on the directive of the
National 1st Vice Chairman, who is acting as National Chairman, an emergency National Executive Committee meetingAgenda
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1. Consideration of the report of the National Disciplinary Committee of the NPP on complaints against the National Chairman, Mr. Paul Afoko.
2. AOB is being convened at 10:00 a.m. prompt on Friday, 23rd October 2015 at the conference room of the NPP National Headquarters, Accra.
Please endeavour to attend.
Signed: Kwabena Abankwah Yeboah
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