The suspended National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Paul Afoko has filed a suit against the party at an Accra High Court Monday over what he describes as his illegal suspension.
He is praying the court to interpret the party’s constitution which he contends has been grossly violated following the procedure adopted leading to him being asked to step aside.
Mr Afoko nearly two months ago was suspended by the party’s National Executive Council for misconduct in the discharge of his duty.
He has insisted that the National Disciplinary Committee does not have jurisdiction to determine a matter with the effect of suspending indefinitely an elected Party officer from office contrary to Article 10 of our constitution which focuses on the removal of elected party officers.
At a recently held Press conference, Mr Afoko who indicated his readiness to contest his suspension in court after exhausting party channels, noted that all of these unconstitutional acts constituted a substantial threat to the NPP vision of development in freedom.
“Our party is known to believe in the Rule of Law. We used to be the embodiment of a truly democratic party. As such, the unfortunate developments permeating our party today call for great concern.
All well -meaning NPP members and lovers of the party and indeed lovers of democracy must rise up and save our party’s democracy from these illegal acts that are alien to our tradition.”