Null and void My suspension as NPP chairman illegal - Paul Afoko

A press statement signed by his spokesperson, Nana Yaw Osei described the decision as illegal and has thus charged the general public to disregard the statement which was issued by the party.

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The chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Paul Afoko is insisting that he cannot be suspended as party chair despite the decision taken by the National Executive Committee (NEC) on Friday.

A press statement signed by his spokesperson, Nana Yaw Osei described the decision as illegal and has thus charged the general public to disregard the statement which was issued by the party.

On Friday, the NEC upheld a decision taken by the party’s Disciplinary Committee which decided the indefinite suspension of Mr. Afoko.

But the embattled NPP chairman said: “We want to state in unequivocal terms that the improperly constituted National Disciplinary Committee cannot recommend any indefinite suspension of Mr. Paul Afoko to the National Executive Committee (NEC) whose chairman did not call the meeting that purportedly endorsed the so-called decision of the national disciplinary committee.”

 

Below is the full statement

 

ILLEGAL NEC MEETING CAN'T SUSPEND PAUL AFOKO AS NATIONAL CHAIRMAN OF NPP

The attention of Mr. Paul A. Afoko, the national chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has been drawn to a statement allegedly authored by Nana Akomea, the party's Director of Communication to the effect that the national chairman has been suspended indefinitely from his position.

In his stead, Mr. Freddie Blay, the First Vice National Chairman would act.

We want to state in unequivocal terms that the improperly constituted National Disciplinary Committee cannot recommend any indefinite suspension of Mr. Paul Afoko to the National Executive Committee (NEC) whose chairman did not call the meeting that purportedly endorsed the so-called decision of the national disciplinary committee.

We insist that an improperly called meeting of the NEC cannot legally deliberate on any matter for it to have the proper effect of binding on Mr. Paul Afoko as the national chairman.

The general public is entreated to treat the statement from Nana Akomea with the contempt it deserves and disregard same.

 

Thank you.

Nana Yaw Osei

Spokesperson for National Chairman, NPP

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