Paul Afoko and Kwabena Agyepong, suspended National Chairman and General Secretary, respectively, of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) will be gladly welcomed at any NPP event to support the opposition party’s campaign if they so desire, Nana Akomea, Director of Communications of the NPP, has said.
According to him, the two have not been dismissed from the party and remain part of the NPP which, at the moment, is “solidly behind” its flag bearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo ahead of presidential elections in December.
Mr Afoko and Mr Agyepong were suspended from their positions in the party for working against the party’s chances of winning this year’s elections.
Addressing issues of unity in the NPP while speaking on GTV’s My Turn programme on Monday, September 19, Mr Akomea said: “Nana Akufo-Addo won the flagbearership race with a 94 per cent endorsement. This shows a party solidly behind its leader. The gentlemen who contested against him and shared the six per cent – Alan Kyerematen, Asamoah Boateng – all of them are standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Nana Akufo-Addo in prosecuting the campaign of the NPP. They are united solidly behind their leader.”
“Mr Afoko, Mr Agyepong have not been sacked from the party. I am sure if they appeared at any party event or if they want to contribute in any way towards the party’s campaign, they will be warmly welcomed. The party has not sacked them.
“Parties have to employ their laws to enforce discipline: the NDC has done it – they suspended their General Secretary in 2004, they suspended their Deputy General Secretary in 2011, they have suspended people that they thought were going against the interest of the party [and] that is not disunity.”