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Politics of Tuesday, 16 August 2016


Afoko’s intent to appeal ruling ‘worrying’ – NPP lawyer

Lawyer for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Godfred Dame, has described as worrying, attempts by the former National Chairman of the NPP , Paul Afoko, to challenge the Human Right Court’s dismissal of his suit against the party.

A Human Rights Court in Accra on Monday dismissed a suit filed by Paul Afoko challenging his suspension.

But lawyers of the suspended Chairman have indicated they might appeal the judgement.

A statement signed by Paul Afoko’s Spokesperson, Nana Yaw Osei, said “lawyers for Mr. Afoko will carefully study the judgment and launch an appeal against the decision at the appropriate time.”

Speaking on Eyewitness News,Mr. Dame said although he does not have any qualms about Afoko’s decision to appeal , he believes it is unnecessary,
“I do not have any qualms or whatsoever about the fight not being over. As far as I am concerned, the suspension of Mr. Afoko has been declared lawful by the High Court. Now a greater burden is on him to convince the court of appeal about the irregularities of the decision taken today. This indication by Mr. Afoko is very worrying. It is very worrying…”

He wondered why Mr, Afoko will “act contrary to the spirit of unity peace and reconciliation shown by the party by going a further up to the appeal process.”

Ruling on Afoko not an opportunity to jubilate – NPP

Meanwhile the NPP has welcomed the ruling of the Court that upheld its suspension of the party’s National Chairman, Paul Afoko, as lawful, saying it gingers them to pursue their ‘change’ agenda.

The party however says the ruling is neither a defeat nor a win for both parties, and urged members not to necessarily jubilate, but to revitalize themselves and work hard to return the party to power in the December polls.