Awuku distances himself from plots to oust Afoko


The New Patriotic Party youth organiser has distanced himself from a statement demanding the resignation of the party chairman Paul Afoko.

On Joy FM’s Ghana Connect programme, Friday Sammy Awuku issued a disclaimer insisting he did not author and does not share the sentiments contained in the statement.

The statement which went viral on social media was purportedly signed by Assin Central MP, Ken Agyapong claiming to have the tacit consent of the NPP youth organiser Sammy Awuku and other leading members of the party.

The statement also hinted of a demonstration at the party office to oust the party chairman.

It came with the headline “we say enough is enough. NPP youth is demanding resignation of chairman Afoko with immediate effect.”

Among other issues, the statement said:
“I am sure majority of NPP members, Sympathisers and ordinary Ghanaians are still devastated and annoyed about the heinous and abominable killing of the Upper East Regional Chairman of the NPP, Mr Adams Mahama.

“Myself, Ken Agyapong (MP for Assin-Central) and Mr Sammy Awuku, (National Youth Organiser) are calling all the Youth in NPP and Sympathisers to come out in your numbers to NPP headquarters in Accra, Asylum down, at exactly 2:00pm today Friday, 22nd May, to demand an immediate resignation of the National Chairman, Mr Paul Afoko.

“All the reports and indications suggest that Mr Afoko’s name will be linked to this reprehensible killing of of the U.E Regional Chairman, during and after the police investigation. This by no means, puts the name of the party NPP into serious disrepute.

“We are therefore demanding that the chairman must step aside with immediately to peace reign in the U.E region and save the face of our great party NPP. This demand is purely based on natural principles and common sense,” the statement claimed.

But Awuku told Ghana Connect host Evans Mensah he knows nothing about the statement.

It is not clear yet if it was indeed issued and signed by Kennedy Agyepong.


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