Paul Afoko has been suspended indefinitely as the National Chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party.
The decision was taken on Friday at an emergency National Executive Committee meeting at the party’s headquarters at Asylum Down in Accra.
The decision to suspend Mr. Afoko was unanimously taken by NEC members present, a source at the meeting told Myjoyonline.com.
The party’s Council of Elders in a 7-page letter, in September, to the NPP’s Disciplinary Committee, ordered that steps be taken to suspend Mr. Paul Afoko from the position of Chairman of the largest opposition party.
After several invitations to Mr. Afoko to appear before the Disciplinary Committee were not honoured, the Committee decided to recommend Mr Afoko’s suspension.
The party’s First Vice Chairman Freddy Blay convened and chaired a meeting today which endorsed recommendation to suspend the embattled Chairman.
Mr. Afoko had been accused by party supporters of working against the party’ flagbearer chances of winning the 2016 elections