Paul Afoko Suspended NPP chair to retire from politics by 2021

Paul Afoko, recently, defended his decision to appeal a recent High Court ruling that affirmed his suspension.

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Suspended National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Paul Afoko has hinted that he will be retiring from active politics by 2021.

Mr. Afoko who celebrated his birthday on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 said “Five years from now, I see myself as having decided that it is time to take a break, a permanent break but not dying. Taking a break from almost all activities because my children are of age and I just hope and pray they will follow in my steps so that it can reduce my burden.”

The businessman and politician further called on Ghanaians to avoid violence ahead of the December 7 polls.

“I want Ghanaians to be at peace with them and keep on trusting the Lord. If we are united, together we should be able to move the frontiers of the nation forward, we have one country and we should all be happy working for this dear nation, even if you are not working for money, we should work to make sure that our children and children’s children will have a better future," he said on Kumasi-based Ultimate FM.

Paul Afoko, recently, defended his decision to appeal a recent High Court ruling that affirmed his suspension.

Spokesperson for Afoko argued that the decision to appeal the ruling was to protect the constitution and future of the party.

READ ALSO: I will accept calls to go back to NPP if... - Afoko

Mr Afoko has been in court challenging a suspension handed down to him by the NPP’s Disciplinary Committee for alleged misconduct.

The suspended Chair had earlier described his suspension as unconstitutional and a breach of natural justice.

But the Human Rights Division of the Accra High Court on Monday, August 15, 2016, dismissed a suit filed by Paul Afoko in the case in which he is challenging his suspension as national chairman of the New Patriotic Party.

READ ALSO: NPP might be taken 'serious' if Afoko is re-admitted - Dr Gyampo

According to the judgment of the presiding judge, Justice Anthony Yeboah, the suspension of Mr. Afoko was just, lawful and fair.

He further added that the procedure used for the suspension was right and was not breached in any way by the NPP.

Afoko had subsequently said that even though he respected the decision handed down by the court, he disagreed with it.

Many have said that Paul Afoko should not have gone to court over the matter, and have subsequently called on him to return to the party and settle all differences.



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