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Afoko’s suit against NPP to begin May 9

An Accra Humans Rights court presided over by Justice Anthony Yeboah has set May 9, 2016 as date for trial of the suit filed by embattled chairman of the NPP, Paul Awintemi Afoko over his suspension.

Notably, today (Tuesday) four exhibits filed by Mr. Afoko which were objected to by the lawyers of the NPP were expunged from the list of exhibits filed by Mr. Afoko to support his case.

Kasapa FM’s Court Correspondent, Daakyehene Ofosu Agyeman reported that one of the exhibits declared irrelevant by the court was a letter from Paul Afoko`s witness, Michael Kpebu.

The dates for the hearing are 9,12,13,17, 18 &19 May, 2016.

Suspended National Chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Paul Afoko in December 2015, sued the party including its acting Chairman Freddie Blay over his controversial suspension.

“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 revealed in a statement.

The writ filed is further seeking the court’s interpretation of the party’s constitution which Paul Afoko argues has been severely violated by the National Executive Committee.



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