A Human Rights Court has emphasized the need for the expeditious determination of the case against the suspension of the elected Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Paul Afoko.
The Presiding Judge, Anthony Yeboah made the observation after he was forced to adjourn the case because the parties were yet to file and receive some documents.
The case has been adjourned to Wednesday, April 13, 2016 for pre-trial conference or case management.http://ghanapoliticsonline.com
Paul Afoko in 2015 filed the case against the NPP and its acting Chairman Freddy Blay for illegally suspending him.
The case has suffered several adjournments because of the failure of the parties to file the necessary documents in time.
Justice Yeboah however, says the delays do not favour either parties.
Meanwhile, Justice Anthony Yeboah says he nor Npp cannot stop Paul Afoko from exercising his right to free speech as long as he does not act contemptuously.
The Judge’s comment was in response to complaints from the NPP’s lawyers about recent interviews Paul Afoko has granted to some media houses.
Spokesperson for Paul Afoko, Nana Yaw Osei, believes the judge’s comment vindicates their position.