- The suspended Chairman of the NPP has responded to the Majority Leader's recent comments in a statement
- He wondered why Joy FM's host allowed him to be denigrated without proper opportunity for a rebuttal
- He has said that it is an insult to assume that party delegates took money and could not decide for themselves the pest candidate for the party's chairmanship
The suspended chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Paul Afoko, has responded to comments made by parliament's Majority Leader regarding comments the Majority Leader made that Mr. Afoko frustrated then candidate Akufo-Addo's presidential candidature.
In a statement signed by Mr. Afoko's spokesperson, Nana Yaw Osei, the suspended NPP Chairman ask why Joy News' host, Nana Ansah Kwao IV let Hon. Kyei Mensah to denigrate him without proper of a proper immediate rebuttal.
Mr. Afoko also discredited claims that he bought votes that ultimately saw him gain the then opposition NPP's chairmanship.
"I believe good journalistic practice would have informed the host, Nana Ansah Kwao IV, to ask Mr Kyei Mensah to substantiate his claims or to stop him from maligning Mr Afoko without proof. Unfortunately, this was not done...
"The NPP was founded in 1992. Since 1992 we have had 7 chairpersons. Is Mr Kyei Mensah telling Ghanaians that all these gentlemen bought their way to the chairmanship?" Asked Mr. Afoko in his statement.
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In his statement, Mr. Afoko goes on to detail several reasons why he disagrees with the Majority Leader's recent comments, one of which being that the structure and organization of the ruling NPP is such that it prevents any one person from being able to successfully work against the party's presidential candidate.
Mr. Afoko goes on to say that it is insulting to party delegates to assumed without proof that "their votes were bought in Tamale", and says that the allegation means that delegates were incapable of determining who would be the best candidate for the national chairmanship.
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