The New Patriotic Party (NPP)’s suspended national chairman, Paul Afoko says the purpose for which he filed a suit against the party over the Sunyani congress was achieved.
According to a statement signed by Mr. Afoko’s spokesperson, Nana Yaw Osei “by this development, and for the avoidance of any doubt, Mr. Afoko's application has achieved its intended purpose of preventing the discussion of any issues in respect of his position as the elected national chairman of the NPP.”
Mr. Afoko was in court seeking an injunction on any discussion to remove him from office at Saturday’s extraordinary congress in the Brong Ahafo region.
In an ex-parte application filed at the Human Rights Court against his party, Paul Afoko argues a decision to remove him if taken will cause him irreparable harm.
Below is the full statement :The office of the elected National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Paul. A. Afoko, has been drawn to some information doing the rounds in the media to the effect that an interim injunction that was being sought by him has been dismissed.We wish to state the facts as follows:-1) That, Mr. Afoko did not seek an injunction to prevent the Conference in Sunyani from taking place as it is being speculated in sections of the media.What Mr. Afoko sought to do, was to prevent the impending Sunyani conference from discussing anything in connection with the position of the national chairman.2. That even though the application was made ex-parte, the Honourable Court allowed the other side (NPP) to also state its reasons why the application was not to be granted.3) That after listening to Counsel for Mr. Afoko on why the application should be granted, lawyers for the NPP stated that the agenda for the Sunyani Conference did not include any discussion on the national chairman and/or his position as the national chairman.4) That by this development in court, the party has given the assurance that it will not discuss any issues on the so-called suspension/removal of Mr. Afoko at the Sunyani Conference.5) That, by this development, and for the avoidance of any doubt, Mr. Afoko's application has achieved its intended purpose of preventing the discussion of any issues in respect of his position as the elected national chairman of the NPP.Thank you.Nana Yaw Osei,Spokesperson, National Chairman, NPP.