Afoko To Challenge Suspension In Court

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Paul Afoko, Former NPP Chairman
Paul Afoko, Former NPP Chairman

Embattled NPP Chairman, Paul Afoko, whose petition for reinstatement was thrown out by the National Council of the party on Thursday night, is heading to court to seek redress.

The National Council on Thursday sat on Mr Afoko’s appeal for reinstatement, and voted unanimously to affirm the decision by the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) to suspend him.

However, his aide Nana Yaw Osei has told Accra-based Kasapa FM on Friday that, his boss will challenge the decision of the National Council in court and will fight back every injustices meted out to him.

“Mr Afoko was not looking up for the National Council to overturn the decision by the NEC. However, what he sought to do was to follow the due process and conform to the rules of the party. For us the suspension does not hold because an illegality has been perpetrated to push him aside-We will appeal our case in court…..Even before the Council’s meeting, an elder of the party, Alhaji Yirimia was going around prejudicing Mr. Afoko’s petition at the National Council…..Nobody can tell us that we’re destroying the party, did they also think of the collateral damage when they were sowing such seeds from day one? We will go ahead and appeal our case in court,” Nana Yaw Osei insisted.

Paul Afoko was suspended on October 23, after the NEC voted unanimously to endorse the Disciplinary Committee‘s recommendation for his suspension, following a petition by the party’s Council of Elders asking that Mr Afoko be made to step aside for misconduct.

 

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