Nana Addo breaks silence on Afoko’s suspension

Leader of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appealed to all “loyal” members of the party to respect the decision taken by the National Executive Committee (NEC) last Friday.

The decision saw the indefinite suspension of National Chairman Paul Afoko, who has been given a two-week period to appeal.

In a statement on Sunday, October 26, Nana Addo expressed regret that “matters have come to this”.

“Such a development has been rather rare in the history of our party,” he observed.

“I had hoped that internal discussions and a spirit of cooperation would have enabled the Party to avoid such an eventuality.”

Mr Afoko’s suspension comes on the back of a seemingly convoluted internal wrangling, which saw – in May, 2015 – the killing of the party’s Upper East Region Chairman Adams Mahama. A brother of Mr Afoko is standing trial for complicity in perpetuating that crime.

Nana Addo urged unity and focus especially regarding the “task ahead”.

“We need to stay focused and organise ourselves to prosecute a successful campaign in 2016 to relieve the Ghanaian people from their sufferings and hardships. Ghanaians are looking up to us.”

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh||Ghana

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