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27-Oct-2015  
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Three individuals believed to be sponsored by suspended NPP Chairman Paul Afoko have gone to court trying to stop the enforcement of his suspension.

The three are seeking an interlocutory injunction “to restrain them from holding out [Freddie Blay] as acting chairman of the party and convening and attending meetings without the purportedly suspended chairman of the party (Chairman Afoko) being the convenor of the meetings and to restrain the defendants from taking decisions in any meeting not convened by Chairman Afoko, until this dispute is finally determined.”

The applicants are Tweneboa Kodua Emmanuel, Stephen Owusu and Joseph Oppong, all from the Ashanti region.

They cited amongst others former President John Kufuor, NPP flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo, acting party chairman Freddie Blay as respondents.

They are arguing that contrary to the NPP’s constitution (Article 9D), Mr Blay convened a National Executive Committee (NEC) on October 23, 2015 “to consider a purported report of the National Disciplinary Committee (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Committee’) on the National Chairman of the Party when the National Chairman is present, able and willing to convene same.”

The motion, filed at the Human Rights Court, said “the decision to suspend was communicated to the country (Ghana) through the media by the Communication Director of the” NPP Nana Akomea.

The applicants say the decision of NEC was later “conveyed to the national chairman by the Deputy General Secretary of the NPP.”

As Mr. Afoko’s lawyers have insisted, the processes leading to the Chairman’s suspension was unlawful and therefore void.

Sources say the General Secretary of the NPP, Kwabena Agyepong has already been served with the processes.

Meanwhile a Steering Committee is being held by the NPP and Afoko’s lawyers say they may cite the persons attending the meeting for contempt.

The case is yet to be heard on November 9, 2015.
 
 
 
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