Chairman of the main opposition party, Paul Afoko has been suspended indefinitely as the 1st Vice Chairman Freddie Blay takes over as acting Chairman of the party.
Confirming the news to the media after the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Accra on Friday, National Organiser for the party, John Boadu said Mr. Afoko can appeal the decision if he is not pleased with it.
The decision is said to have been taken when the New Patriotic Party (NPP’s) National Executive Committee (NEC) unanimously voted to suspend its National Chairman Paul Afoko indefinitely thus upholding the overwhelming decision by the Disciplinary Committee which decided that Mr Afoko be suspended.
The decision,comes in the wake of an earlier petition by Council to the Discliplinary commitee requested for Afoko to step aside until the 2016 general elections are done with.
NPP HEADQUARTERS VIOLENCE The headquarters of the party was, ahead of a National Executive Committee thrown into violence as a group known as the Bolga bulldogs clashed with the party's security known as invincible forces. The Bolga Bulldogs who support Afoko attempted to take over the party following reports that the Chairman would be suspended but they were repelled by the party's security.
Ahead of the meeting however, the disgruntled Chairman of the party, Paul Afoko, issued a statement to all media houses asking the public to ignore it, saying the party’s First National Vice Chairman, Freddie Blay, is not constitutionally mandated to call a NEC meeting when he is available.
Below is the full statement by Paul Afoko.
Thank you very much. Long Live the NPP!SignedPAUL AWENTAMI AFOKOCHAIRMAN