Afoko suffers setback; case against suspension dismissed

A case brought by a member of the New Patriotic Party challenging the legality of the processes leading to the suspension of the party’s chairman has been dismissed.

Oppong Kyekyeku had argued that the Disciplinary Committee of the NPP lacked jurisdiction to hear a petition calling for the suspension of the party Chairman, Paul Afoko.

In his view, any petition requesting sanctions on the National Chairman of the party ought to have been directed at the National Council, the highest decision-making body of the party outside conference.

Submitting petitions, therefore, to the disciplinary committee, he argued, was an error and a violation of the NPP’s constitution.

But his case has been thrown out.
The court said Mr. Oppong Kyekyeku did not prove his interest in the matter and also didn’t show in court that he was an agent of the suspended National Chairman of the NPP.

It further held that the applicant failed to exhaust internal mechanisms laid down in the NPP’s constitution for dealing disputes.

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