PAUL AFOKO, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) National Chairman’s decision to launch the party’s membership ID cards in Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital, has sparked confusion in the party.
Some of the party’s top-notch members in the region said they were not informed about the programme, adding that the date for the event was also unfavourable so they would not allow the event to take place as planned.
Some of the party’s bigwigs in Kumasi, including the acting Ashanti Regional NPP Organiser, Stephen Amoah aka Sticker, have asked the organisers of the event to change the date of the programme in their own interest.
He stated that the party had planned a programme to welcome the party’s flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo, to Kumasi on Wednesday and so Paul Afoko’s decision to organise another event on the same day might have adverse effects on Nana Akufo-Addo’s ‘Rise and Build Tour’ in the region.
Sticker urged that for the sake of party peace and unity, Paul Afoko should reschedule the event so that it doesn’t create the impression that the programme is meant to disrupt Nana Akufo-Addo’s tour.
It all started when spokesperson for Paul Afoko, Lawyer Nana Yaw Osei, announced on radio on Monday that the party would organise a mammoth programme in Kumasi on Wednesday to launch the registration of its members in the region.
He stated that all party members who mattered most had been duly informed about the important programme and that he was expecting the teeming NPP members in Kumasi and the nearby areas to grace the event.
But in a sharp rebuttal, Sam Pyne, speaking on Nhyira FM, stated categorically that the regional executives of the NPP knew nothing about the upcoming event.
Sam Pyne noted that the party in the Ashanti Region was planning a rapturous welcome for Nana Akufo-Addo on Wednesday and so would not allow any other party event to take place in the city.
Stephen Amoah, who also spoke on the same network, stated that Paul Afoko’s intended programme in Kumasi on Wednesday would not be allowed to take place in the city.
Source: Daily Guide