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Politics of Friday, 25 August 2017

Source: Starrfmonline.com

Afoko is not returning – Freddie Blay

The acting National Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) Freddie Blay has said Paul Afoko remains suspended from the party indefinitely.

Speaking Thursday on Accra based Citi FM, the chairman of the National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) said, “I am not sure that is going to happen.” “The one who I replaced was suspended and will remain suspended so far as I am concerned I am okay acting as a national chairman,” he added.

Mr. Afoko, was suspended as the party’s National Chairman in 2015, for making public statements, its Disciplinary Committee considered repugnant.

The suspension which was subsequently affirmed by the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) followed a letter from the National Council of Elders to the Disciplinary Committee demanding Mr. Afoko be sidelined until after the 2016 polls.

Mr. Afoko was booted out of the NPP alongside National vice chairman, Sammy Crabbe and General Secretary, Kwabena Agyepong and according to Mr. Blay, his reinstating will be unwise.

“If you needed people to undertake the biggest battle of an election and you thought that those that were in charge will not contribute to winning so you put them aside and you put other people in charge and they go to the battle and they are victorious. I do not see the wisdom that we should go back for people we thought will not help,” he submitted.