The National Council of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has affirmed the suspension of the party's National Chairman, Paul Afoko until further notice.
The second highest decision making body of the party after congress maintained the decision by the National Executive Council (NEC) to suspend its National Chairman, Paul Afoko after a crucial marathon meeting Thursday.
Mr. Afoko on Monday appealed the party’s decision to suspend him; but after a long deliberation, the Council concluded the decision of the NEC should remain until further notice.
“The decision was by voting; one dissenting, six absentia, and 70 votes in favour of the motion to affirm the decision," General Secretary Kwabena Agyei Agyepong announced at the end of the meeting.
The National Council meeting was attended by former president John Kufuor and flagbearer Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Mr Afoko, who was elected the NPP National Chairman in April 2014, was suspended indefinitely at an emergency NEC meeting at the party’s headquarters at Asylum Down in Accra on Friday, October 23, 2015.
The NPP’s Disciplinary Committee had on October 21, 2015 submitted a report to the NEC of the party recommending the indefinite suspension of Mr Afoko as national chairman, citing his unilateral leadership style as a bane of the party’s progress.
At its meeting on Friday, October 23, 2015, the NEC endorsed the recommendation of the DC and asked the First Vice- Chair, Mr Freddie Blay, to act as national chairman in accordance with the party’s constitution.