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General News of Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Source: citifmonline

No injunction on NPP NEC meetings - Karbo insists

Deputy Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Anthony Karbo has disclosed that the party has not received any writ barring it from holding National Executive Committee (NEC) meetings.

The NPP recently suspended its National Chairman, Paul Afoko, and appointed Freddie Blay as acting Chairman.

Three members of the party subsequently sued the NPP with the hope of getting the court to declare as unconstitutional, Freddie Blay’s appointment and the meeting by the NEC. But Karbo in an interview on Eyewitness News says the party had not received any court summons.

“As far as I know, the party hasn’t received any injunction whatsoever from whichever source. As far as I know the NEC meeting was successful, no injunction was served at the meeting,” he said.

“Our supporters across the country are very upbeat, and they are prepared for a leadership that will give us some direction so we can begin to execute the campaign to capture victory in 2016,” he added.

Karbo further insisted that the NPP is not ready to undermine the court system of Ghana.

“Don’t forget that we have very competent lawyers in NPP, and I think we are the very last people that will undermine the courts. We are strong believers in the rule of law and democratic governance and will not undermine the law courts.”

He indicated that the party will respond appropriately if it receives any writ from the court.

Meanwhile, the National Executive Committee (NEC) is asking its members to support its decision to suspend Afoko.

The NEC and the National Council held separate meetings on Tuesday to, among other things, affirm their support for NPP’s acting chairman, Freddie Blay.

Nana Akomea, Director of Communications of the NPP addressing the media said, “the meeting also admonished all party supporters across the country to stick and uphold the decisions of the party,” adding that “the party will do what is best for everybody…”