Suspended Afoko to address the press today

Paul-Afoko-NPP-Chairman-5-600x330Suspended National Chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party, Paul Afoko, is expected to break his long silence on recent happenings within the party at a news conference scheduled for today [Wednesday].

Mr. Afoko will address journalists on his suspension and subsequent approval by the National Council of the party.

There are reports Mr. Afoko may be heading to the court to challenge his suspension.

Mr. Afoko was suspended by the National Executive Committee of the party last month after some members petitioned the party over his conduct.Barely a week ago, the party’s National Council, which is the second highest decision making body of the party after congress, also voted unanimously to affirm the suspension.

The decision was taken after a marathon meeting on Thursday November 12, to study a forty-page appeal document forwarded to the party by Mr. Afoko.

Out of 77 people who voted at that meeting, 70 voted for the suspension to be upheld, six abstained from voting, while one voted for him to be reinstated.

But Mr. Afoko’s Lawyer has hinted they may go to court because they still believe the processes used in suspending Mr. Afoko were wrong.

Meanwhile some three members of the party, who filed a suit against Afoko’s suspension, have their hearing pending.

Already, another member of the party, Oppong Kyekyeku, who also went to court to challenge Mr. Afoko’s suspension, had his case thrown out as the Court directed him to exhaust internal party structures.


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