Three supporters of suspended Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Paul Afoko have prayed the courts to revert the decision of the National Executive Committee (NEC).
The applicants; Stephen Owusu, Tweneboa Kodua Emmanuel and Joseph Oppong, all from the Ashanti region are seeking an interlocutory injunction “to restrain them [NPP] from holding out [Freddie Blay] as acting chairman of the party and convening and attending meetings without the purportedly suspended chairman of the party (Chairman Afoko) being the convenor of the meetings and to restrain the defendants from taking decisions in any meeting not convened by Chairman Afoko, until this dispute is finally determined.”
The suit cited bigwigs of the party, like President John Kufuor, NPP flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo, acting party chairman Freddie Blay as respondents.
The motion, filed at the Human Rights Court further stated that “the decision to suspend was communicated to the country (Ghana) through the media by the Communication Director of the” NPP Nana Akomea.
Meanwhile Mr. Afoko’s lawyers say the processes leading to their client’s suspension were unlawful and illegal.