Vote of no confidence against Afoko, Agyapong passed in 3 regions

Three out of the ten regional branches of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have taken a decision to pass a vote of no confidence in National Chairman Paul Awentami Afoko and General Secretary Kwabena Agyei Agyepong.

The two national executives are accused of sowing seeds of discord in the largest opposition party in the country.

Central Region executives of NPP met at the Manna Heights Hotel in Mankessimon Monday, May 25 to pass the vote.

Executives in Eastern and Volta regions met at the GNAT Hall and SkyPlus Hotel respectively to come to a conclusive decision.

According to them, the decision is to enable the two national executives not to interfere in investigations on the cause of Upper East Region Chairman Alhaji Adams Mahama’s death.

Alhaji Mahama died last Thursday after two assailants poured acid on him while returning from a party meeting.

He had had disagreements with the National Chairman and the General Secretary after purportedly organizing some youth to disrupt a party meeting he claims was being held in Bolgatanga without his knowledge.

The arrest of one Gregory Afoko, a brother to the National Chairman, as one of the assailants has rather stoked fears that the cause of Alhaji Mahama’s death may not be outside the party. Hence, the regional meetings, which were held concurrently across the country.

The Upper East Region – whose chairman was killed – is expected to meet on Tuesday, our correspondent says.

Chairman of the Ashanti Region NPP Bernard Antwi-Boasiako told TV3 after Monday’s meeting ended inconclusively that constituency executives have been given a definite period to mull over the fate of the two national executives.

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He, however, insisted that Mr Afoko and Mr Agyepong should heed to calls by the majority and step aside for investigations into the death of Alhaji Mahama to be carried out.

Greater Accra, Western, Northern and Upper West regions are yet to meet on the subject.