The suspended national chairman of the New Patriotic Party Paul Afoko has stated that he is "battle ready" to ensure that the constitution of the party is upheld.
According to him, he is still the national chairman of the party and will fight any group of persons who are trying to illegitimise him.
“I am the chairman of the New Patriotic Party,” Mr. Afoko told Bola Ray host of Starr Chat Wednesday.
He added: “I went to Tamale to speak to the party...over 5000 delegates gathered and the verdict was that they wanted me to lead the party and in the process help whoever is the flagbearer to the Flagstaff House.
According to him, he will remain chairman of the party until his tenure is over in 2018 or his verdict is overturned at a special delegate’s congress.
“I remain chairman until my tenure is over in 2018 or the same delegates go and overturn the verdict that they don’t want me…I am battle ready to ensure that our party’s constitution is upheld and no group of people can illegitimise the constitution."
Mr. Afoko was suspended by the NPP’s National Executive Committee over alleged misconduct and a breach of the party’s constitution; a decision which was upheld by the party’s National Council.