The Chairman of the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Council of Elders, C.K. Tedam says the suspension of the party’s National Chairman is in order.
According to the stalwart Mr. Paul Afoko showed extreme arrogance and disrespect to the National Executive Committee (NEC) and the Council of Elders.
Speaking to a section of the media at his residence on Monday, Mr. Tedam said Mr. Afoko’s failure to call for National Executive Committee (NEC) meetings among others, were the reasons for his suspension.
He said the actions of Mr. Afoko were not in the interest of the party. He opined that the national chairman also failed to honour all invitations sent to him by the Disciplinary Committee/NEC.
“…We’ve been asking him [Paul Afoko] to be in his own judgment. Because of that, we sent it to the right place; the disciplinary committee. They intend invited Paul Afoko just like the Council of Elders invited him and he refused. I went to talk to him myself, he refused to come. We wrote to him officially so that he will reply officially because our idea is to bring peace and harmony to the party.” “As fathers and mothers of the party, it was not our intention to impeach him because we thought that will take time and it will disorganize the party a little so we asked him to come and explain why he is not cooperating,” he explained.
The displeased elder of the NPP further noted Mr. Afoko has failed to operate from the party’s head office since he was elected. “…he has not been going to the party office. He said he is afraid of his own shadow. We have done everything possible and the Disciplinary Committee also did all that they could with our support to bring him for discussions and he himself did not cooperate at all.”
Mr. Paul Afoko was last Friday suspended indefinitely after a NEC meeting at the party’s head office.