Afoko sabotaging Akufo-Addo’s campaign launch – NPP NEC member
The uneasiness in the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) appears to be getting out of hands as there is rising suspicion within the camp of the flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo that the national chairman Paul Afoko is trying to sabotage the party’s campaign launch for the 2016 elections, StarrFMonline.com has learnt.
A member of the national executive body of the party told StarrFMonline.com on condition of anonymity that they are convinced that Mr Afoko is deliberately putting impediments in the way of the flagbearer to announce his campaign team.
According to the senior member, even though Mr. Afoko is aware that he is supposed to call for a national executive meeting for Akufo-Addo to name members of his campaign team, he has turned a blind eye to it.
Below are details of a message circulating on various social media platforms of the NPP
Akufo-Addo is ready to announce his campaign team but Afoko is refusing to call for the NEC meeting so the announcement will be made. And it’s deliberate. It’s been five months since he called for a NEC meeting. Since March no meeting has been called.
It is not our wish that our Party should always be in the news, however, isn’t it sad that because of the National Chairman’s unilateral decision and flouting of the constitution, the Campaign is yet to take off?
Let us ask if this is not a clear case of Paul Afoko sabotaging the commencement of the Campaign of Nana Addo, and the Party. The National Chairman acts in ways like this and yet when other executives and leaders of the Party decide to right such wrongs, they are rather accused as fomenting division and chaos. How long should the campaign wait, just because our Chairman has decided to prevent it from kicking off.
Several efforts by StarrFMonline.com to get a reaction from Mr Afoko’s camp proved futile as several calls and a text message to his personal aide were not responded to.
But Mr. Afoko in a recent statement rubbished claims that he is working against the flagbearer’s interest.
Meanwhile, StarrFMonline.com can confirm that Mr Afoko has been listed as part of the campaign team.
The biggest opposition party has been hit with a protracted internal wrangling. Many political watchers have said the development can cause the party the 2016 elections if measures are not adopted to resolve it.