Afoko Won�t Go To Court

Mr Paul Afoko, the National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is not about to rush to court to affirm his position following the decision of the National Executive Committee (NEC) to suspend him indefinitely.

Sources close to the embattled Chairman say that he will first petition the National Council of the Party before considering a court action.

The grounds of his petition are that the body which allegedly suspended him was not properly convened and that he was not even heard in the consideration of allegations made against him.

Mr Afoko and his lawyers insist that he is still the National Chairman of the party and that his purported suspension is a nullity.

Nana Akufo-Addo the presidential candidate of the party who was not present when the decision to suspend Afoko was taken has so far endorsed the suspension.

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has maintained a dignified but pregnant silence over the issue.

Afoko’s supporters have dropped hints that they will intensify the struggle to keep him as National Chairman of the Party.