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General News of Thursday, 16 June 2016


Revealed: Why Agyepong abandoned Afoko in Court

Suspended Gen. Sec. Kwabena Agyepong and Paul Afoko in a chat Suspended Gen. Sec. Kwabena Agyepong and Paul Afoko in a chat

Investigations by has established that the suspended General Secretary of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Kwabena Agyepong, did not deliberately set out to rock the boat of his trusted friend, Paul Afoko, the suspended National Chairman of the party after he declined to be a witness for the latter.

Mr Agyepong was billed to appear in court today as a prosecution witness for Mr Afoko, but many who attended the hearing were disappointed to learn that the former had declined to attend the proceedings.

At the hearing, Mr Afoko’s lawyers told the court that Mr Agyepong had indicated he was no longer available for that purpose.

Following this disclosure, the High Court struck out Mr Agyepong’s witness statement. Mr Afoko has therefore closed his case in court, and the NPP is expected to call its witnesses on 24th June when the case resumes.

This website‘s investigations revealed that Mr Agyepong was unable to appear as a witness for Mr Afoko because he took part in the final meeting that endorsed the latter’s suspension.

In a bid not to trap himself and make things difficult for him in court, he decided to stay clear of the case.

Mr Afoko is challenging his indefinite suspension from the party, arguing it was illegal.

The NPP’s National Executive Committee suspended him in October 2015 for “misconduct.”

According to him, the action and processes leading to his suspension by some elements of the party were unconstitutional and a breach of natural justice.

The decision was adopted by the party’s NC, which is the second highest decision-making body of the party after Congress but he maintains the party erred in the decision.

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