A former presidential spokesperson under the erstwhile Kufour administration, Andrew Awuni has described the Nana Addo’s decision to endorse the indefinite suspension of the national chairman Paul Afoko as “surprising and wrong”.
According to him the NPP flagbearer by his statement endorsed an illegality. “Akufo-Addo surprises me and he is wrong,” Awuni told host of the Ghana Report Bernard Avle, Monday.
Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday released a press statement about the NEC decision to suspend the NPP National Chairman indefinitely.
“I profoundly regret that matters have come to this. Such a development has been rather rare in the history of our party. I had hoped that internal discussions and a spirit of cooperation would have enabled the Party to avoid such an eventuality.
“However, the appropriate organs of the Party have acted. I am, therefore, calling on all loyal members of the Party to respect the decision of NEC and the Constitution of the Party, which provides channels for redressing grievances. We need to conduct ourselves in a disciplined manner that will protect and promote the integrity and unity of the Party,” Nana Addo said following the suspension of Afoko.
Mr. Awuni also expressed worry about the current trend in the party where the elderly in the NPP resort to telling lies to the public.
He cited the instance of the chairman of the Council of Elders of the New Patriotic Party C.K Tedam of peddling lies to disgrace suspended national chairman Paul Afoko.
Tedam claims Afoko was suspended because he failed to call National Executive Committee meetings among others. He accused the embattled chairman of being arrogant for allegedly walking out on them on several occasions.
“I feel sorry for him [Tedam],” Awuni stressed. “He is lying. I’m not sure C.K Tedam knows Afoko’s house.”
He added this attitude won’t send the party anywhere. “Let the oldmen stop lying.”