Suspended National Chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Paul Afoko has lauded the “brave” party supporters who picketed the party’s headquarters demanding his reinstatement.
“I commend those who poured onto the streets of Accra in defense of our party constitution for their bravery, love for unity and the rule of law,” Mr. Afoko said in a statement.
About seven buses transported persons believed to be pro-Afoko supporters from the Brong Ahafo, Ashanti and Upper West Regions to the Asylum Down headquarters to petition the Party over Mr Afoko’s suspension.
The aggrieved members say Mr Afoko has not been treated fairly. They are pressing for an immediate meeting of the NPP’s leadership and elders to design a roadmap to solve the internal wrangling that has hit the Danquah-Busia-Dombo family.
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But a statement signed by aide to Mr. Afoko said the passion exhibited by the protestors will help the party wrestle power in 2016.
“I have always maintained that whatever is happening in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) against the National Chairman, Mr. Paul A. Afoko is not against his person but rather an attack on our party’s constitution.”
He also “commended the organisers for putting together an incident-free public events like what we saw on TV and heard on radio.”
“If we can exhibit such bravado in love and unity, there is no way the New Patriotic Party (NPP) cannot win next year’s general elections,” the statement further added.