A member of the National Council of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Amoako Tuffour, has joined those calling for the National Chairman and the General Secretary of the party, Paul Afoko and Kwabena Agyepong respectively, to step aside.
This has come after a clarion call by party leader and presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo that the two top officers of the party should be allowed to resume duty in peace.
Mr Tuffour however, insists that the two executives must stay out of office for investigations to be conducted into the various allegations leveled against them.
Pressure from different quarters of the party has been mounting on the NPP National Chairman and the General Secretary to resign after the gruesome murder of the Upper East Regional Chairman, Adams Mahama.
Mr Mahama died from burns after an acid attack on him.
Those calling for the two national executives to step aside say they (Afoko and Agyepong) were behind the death of Mr Mahama who was perceived to be a strong critic of their policies.
Dr Tuffour says if Messrs Afoko and Agyepong continued to work in their executive capacities, the masses who form the basis of the party would kick them out.
He queried, ‘Why is it not advisable for Kwabena Agyepong and Afoko to go to Adams’ funeral? Because individuals may attack them. That is not legal, that is not permissible but that is possible for human beings.’
Meanwhile, the youth loyal to Mr Adams Mahama have warned the two party executives not to attend the funeral rites of the departed regional chairman.
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