Court dismisses Afoko case against NPP

An Accra Human Rights Court has dismissed a case by suspended New Patriotic Party chairman Paul Afoko saying he has no case.

Mr. Afoko was challenging the legality or otherwise of his suspension by the NPP.

Mr. Afoko, who is an elected national chairman of the NPP, was last year suspended over acts the party deemed inimical to its political fortunes.

He was suspended alongside the general secretary of the party Kwabena Agyepong and second vice chair Sammy Crabbe.

However, the businessman claimed his suspension was approved by a disciplinary committee which included some illegitimate members.

But the court ruled on Monday that Mr. Afoko has no case and thus his suspension remains legitimate.


Mr Afoko, who was elected the NPP National Chairman in April 2014, was suspended indefinitely at an emergency NEC meeting at the party’s headquarters at Asylum Down in Accra on Friday, October 23, 2015.

The NPP’s Disciplinary Committee had on October 21, 2015 submitted a report to the NEC of the party recommending the indefinite suspension of Mr Afoko as national chairman, citing his unilateral leadership style as a bane of the party’s progress.

At its meeting on Friday, October 23, 2015, the NEC endorsed the recommendation of the DC and asked the First Vice- Chair, Mr Freddie Blay, to act as national chairman in accordance with the party’s constitution.

Source: Ghana/ Welsing

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