Our constitution is under attack - Afoko says as he heads to court

BY: Samuel K. Obour
Mr Paul Afoko

The suspended National Chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Paul Afoko, has  vowed to go to court to challenge his indefinite suspension by the party.

Mr Afoko told journalists at a press conference held at the College of Surgeons and Physicians in Accra that his suspension by the party was unconstitutional.

He said: “After exhausting all the internal processes I am left with no option than to head to the court to seek interpretation of my party’s constitution. I am not only doing this for myself but for everyone else including the flagbearer of our party, because today it is the national chairman, the next time it may be a flagbearer. It is wrong for some seventy people to sit in a room somewhere in Accra and decide to remove an elected official”.

Mr Afoko portrayed his decision to go to court as altruistic measure to uphold the constitution of the party, which he said was under attack.

Mr Afoko was suspended by the National Executive Committee of the party last month after some members petitioned the party over his conduct.

Last week, the National Council of the NPP, which is the second highest decision making body of the party after congress, voted to affirm the suspension, after he filed an appeal.