Demands for Afoko And Agyapong’s Resignation | 3 More Regions Join


Afoko and Agyapong

Western, Upper West and Greater Accra regional branches of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have joined earlier calls by the Volta, Central and Eastern regions, demanding the resignation of National Chairman Paul Afoko and General Secretary Kwabena Agyepong.

The calls follow heightened internal wranglings after the demise of the party’s Upper East regional chairman Mahama Adams in a tragic acid attack last Thursday.

Joy News Reports that the executive members of the NPP in the Western region met on Monday and unanimously agreed to petition the National Council against the continued stay of the embattled executives in office.

The party’s executive committee in the Upper West region is also reported to have agreed to petition the National Council, the National Executive Committee and the National Council of Elders, to appeal to Messrs Afoko and Agyapong to resign.

The 1st Regional Vice Chairman, Hafiz Bin Salih has confirmed that the 15 members of the regional executive committee agreed to the petition against the two national officers.

The NPP Greater Accra region have given the National Council, National Executive Committee and National Council of Elders three weeks to appeal to the two to step aside.

Regional chairman, Ishmael Ashittey says an “escalation” of internal wranglings could damage the party’s chances in 2016 hence the need for the two to step aside.

The Northern regional branch of the NPP is yet to take a position on the issue in a meeting currently on-going.

The Brong-Ahafo region have voted against calls for the exit of the two officers whilst Ashanti and Upper East regions are yet to decide on the issue.

It would take at least five weeks to remove Afoko and Agyapong and a formal communication of the reasons for their removal must be presented to the said national officer.

The embattled executives will also need to be given the chance to explain themselves before a body constituted by the Executive Committee.

The National Executive Committee is expected to meet this week to consider the calls for the resignation of Messrs Afoko and Agyapong.