NPP NEC meeting affirms Afoko’s suspension
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) have held its first National Executive Committee (NEC) and National Exective Council (NC) meetings to affirm the suspension of the National Chairman of the party, Mr Paul Afoko.
The meetings also affirmed the first vice chairman, Mr Freddie Blay, as acting National Chairman, were attended by the flag bearer of the party and his running mate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia respectively and some party stalwarts.
Report indicates that more than 90 members out of the 120 forming the membership attended the meetings including some members of parliament.
However, the NEC has asked its members to support the suspension of Mr Afoko.
The Director of Communications of the party, Nana Akomea speaking to the media after meeting said the two bodies are solidly behind its new acting national chairman.
“The meeting also re-affirmed the position of the acting chairman, Mr. Blay. The National Council was not seized of the matter because they are an appellate body and there may be an appeal to them but that didn’t come before the National Council so the National Executive Committee re-affirmed its decision for Mr. Blay to act as the acting National Chairman.”
“The meeting also admonished all party supporters across the country to stick and uphold the decisions of the party and that the party will do what is best for everybody in the party.”
Earlier, the spokesperson for Paul Afoko, Nana Yaw Osei, said members of NEC must take notice of an “interim injunction served on the party restraining the party and Mr. Freddie Blay from holding any meetings and also holding himself out as the acting national chairman, until the substantive motion is heard and disposed of”.
According to Mr. Afoko, he is unaware of the meeting neither is the general secretary Kwabena Agyepong.
But NEC called the bluff of Mr Afoko and held the meeting without the general secretary Kwabena Agyepong who was allegedly attacked by the party’s Invincible forces at the headquarters on October 27, 2015.
This was as a result of a writ by three members of the party seeking for an injunction to be placed on the executives who will attend the meeting.