Following the bloody confrontation, festering animosity and mistrust among the leadership, the national officers of the main opposition New Patriotic Party are holding a crisis meeting today to quell the internecine war tearing the party apart.
The crucial meeting called at the instance of The National Chairman, Paul Afoko, will discuss recent happenings in the party which had generated a huge debate across the length and breadth of the country.
Chief among the issues to be discussed, according to Daily Guide sources, is the confusion over who gave instructions for security details at the headquarters to be charged.
This is in view of the fact that virtually all members of the national executives have denied authorizing the decision which resulted in fiery clashes at the party’s Asylum Down headquarters Monday morning.
This was after an unknown group of young men from Magnus Security tried to take over control of security functions at the NPP head office from the regular security detail – Invisible Forces.
General Secretary of the party, Kwabena Agyapong, was nearly assaulted by angry party youth who had gathered there when he arrived.
It took the intervention of a team of police officers led by the Greater Accra Regional Commander, Christian Tetteh Yehonu to bring the situation under control.
The police had to give the general secretary protection before he could enter his office.
So far, the only person who had sought to give some sort of justification to the change in security at the headquarters is an aide to NPP General Secretary, Davis Opoku Ansah, popularly known as OPK, who wrote on his Facebook wall after the dastardly incident: “First of all, no security person has been sacked form the NPP headquarters. They were told they will undergo some training to sharpen their delivery.”
According to him, “A professional security came in to start the process and the old guards felt they were being moved, and thus resorted to violence. The situation is calm now…”
But Kwabena Agyepong said he was not aware of who brought the Magnus Security guards and since Monday, he had not asked either, raising questions about his sincerity.
Today’s meeting would be among members of the Steering Committee, which is made up of the national officers, the Minority Leader in Parliament and the Chairman of the Council of Elders CK Tedam.