Resign from NPP and join us – PPP tells Afoko

paul-afoko-npp-462x330The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) wants beleaguered National Chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Paul Afoko, to resign from the party and join them.

The PPP gave the invitation in an open letter addressed to Mr. Afoko, who is serving a suspension by the NPP for misconduct.

Speaking to Citi News, the National Youth Coordinator of the PPP, Divine Nkrumah, said the PPP is more than willing to accept Mr. Afoko.He explained that current happenings in the NPP suggests that Paul Afoko has lost his  grip on the party.

“It looks like Paul Afoko’s influence in the NPP is something that is not recognized because if you look at the decision by the National Executive Committee, it is a clear indication that he doesn’t possess any considerable influence in the party. So we are giving him the opportunity to also come on board and several others who are disgruntled with the NPP with a common purpose so that we can create an all-inclusive, united Ghanaian society and implement an agenda for change that will transform this country of ours.”

Divine Nkrumah explained that “PPP is a party that is disciplined and a party that has a flagbearer who has the people at heart and has what it takes to manage the economy.”

The PPP is one of the young opposition parties which was formed ahead of the 2012 elections, led by entrepreneur and politician Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom after his breakway from the CPP.

Paul Afoko, who believes the NPP has not treated him fairly is heading to court to challenge his suspension.

Speaking at a news conference on Wednesday, Paul Afoko said “after exhausting all the internal processes I am left with no option than to head to the court to seek interpretation of my party’s constitution.”

“I am not only doing this for myself but for everyone else including the flagbearer of our party, because today it is the national chairman, the next time it may be a flagbearer. It is wrong for some seventy people to sit in a room somewhere in Accra and decide to remove an elected official,” Mr. Afoko added.


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