Court throws out Paul Afoko, says he has no case

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An Accra High Court has thrown out the case in which suspended chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Mr. Paul Afoko had challenged his suspension.

According to the court, Mr. Afoko had no case and that the processes that led to the suspension was fair, lawful and just.

Graphic Online’s court reporter, Emmanuel Ebo Hawkson who was at the Human Rights Court division of the High Court where the case was heard reported that the court was presided over by Mr. Justice Anthony Yeboah.

According to our reporter, speaking to journalists after the court ruling, Nana Yaw Osei, spokesperson of Mr. Afoko said they will appeal the ruling.

He said Mr. Afoko disagrees with the judgement and will definitely appeal

Mr. Afoko was elected national chairman of the NPP in April 2014 and was suspended in October 2015 over acts the party said were inimical to its political fortunes.

He was suspended alongside the General Secretary of the party, Mr. Kwabena Agyepong and Second Vice Chairperson, Mr. Sammy Crabbe.

Following that he went to court in December 2015 claiming the processes that were used to suspend him were not in tandem with the party’s constitution.

Joined to the suit were the NPP and its acting National Chairman, Mr. Freddie Blay.

 

Source: GraphicOnline