NPP supporters waiting to beat up pro-Afoko chairman
Passionate NPP supporters in the Asawase constituency in the Ashanti region are scheming to beat up their chairman Isaac Brenya after he called on the 2016 flagbearer to step down.
The Asawase NPP Chairman Brenya allegedly made the comment, deemed outrageous, when he spoke to Accra-based TV3 Thursday afternoon.
Brenya who was in Accra had called on Nana Akufo-Addo to step down if the party has succeeded in ousting the national chairman, Paul Afoko.
It has angered the supporters of the flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo who is riding on a 94% mandate to lead the party for the third time in presidential elections.
Ashanti regional correspondent Erastus Asare Donkor reported on Joy News Thursday, that hours after the said interview, supporters massed up infront of Chairman Brenya’s constituency office. The party supporters dispersed after the wait proved fruitless.
Brenya was not back in Kumasi and was yet to come home, they realised.
They left leaving bold red inscription written all over the office:, “Asawase is not for Afoko, Chairman Brenya must ago”. They have vowed to return Friday.
But Deputy NPP General Secretary Obiri Boahene has pleaded with party supporters to “spare’’ the constituency chairman.
“Forgive him for what he has done” Obiri Boahene said on Joy FM’s Top Story.
Paul Afoko is fighting a party decision to suspend him indefinitely after he was accused of being a disruptive force in the party’s united quest for political power in 2016.
Ashanti region, the stronghold of the opposition NPP is led by Chairman Wontumi, a staunch supporter of Nana Akufo-Addo.
Large sections of the party are believed to be backing the decision of the National Executive Committee of the NPP which endorsed the recommendation to suspend Afoko indefinitely.
Meanwhile the party is questioning the consistency of a group of pro-Afoko supporters who were bused to Accra to mount pressure on the National Executives to rescind its decision to suspend Afoko.
Deputy General Secretary of the NPP Obiri Boahene says it inconsistent that Afoko supporters in one breath refuse to recognise the ag. National Chairman Freddie Blay yet in another breath call on the party national executives to review its decision.
“Who will do that? Who will summon that meeting?” Obiri Boahene questioned.