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Paul Afoko is a mole - Northern NPP

NPP Northern regional chairman Daniel Bugri Naabu says the decision to indefinitely suspend the National Chairman is good riddance because Paul Afoko was a mole working for the governing party, the NDC.

“Paul Afoko is a ‘trotro’, the NDC is driving him…when you push him here, he goes,” he described the suspended chairman.

Daniel Bugri Naabu in a Wednesday interview with Joy News' Evans Mensah said the decision to elect Paul Afoko in April 2014 was a “serious mistake”.

Paul Afoko was suspended indefinitely at a National Executive Committee meeting last Friday.

The party in a statement cited him for gross disrespect for party structures among over 13 other allegations contained in two petitions against Paul Afoko.

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Many top party officials have since publicly backed the decision. Chairman of the New Patriotic Party Council of Elders, C.K. Tedam accused Paul Afoko of

running a one-man show.

He says the NPP was practically in Paul Afoko’s pocket as he on several occasions showed gross disrespect to leaders in the party.

“Sometimes with Nana [Addo] sitting there and myself as an elder sitting there…if he didn’t like anything that we are saying, he will get up and take the gavel and banged it. Finished! No meeting again, and then meeting closed,” he revealed.

Also backing the decision to suspend Afoko, the Northern regional chairman cast doubt over the membership of Paul Afoko.

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“Paul Afoko is not an NPP member. He is against NPP. He is against the NPP flagbearer and the vice-presidential candidate”, he insisted.

He said Paul Afoko’s preference to honour an invitation at the Flagstaff House in July when the party was fighting the NDC to retain its Talensi seat in a bye-election is sufficient evidence.

“He was drinking coffee and tea in the Flagstaff House. Everybody saw it”.

Paul Afoko joined other leaders of the various political parties at a swearing-in ceremony of the new chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Ms. Charlotte Osei.

Daniel Bugri Naabu's comments form part of a nationwide push to get all regional branches of the party to back the National Executive Committee's decision to suspend the National Chairman indefinitely.

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Eastern Region has taken the lead as other regions line up to back NEC decision.

In an absolute show of support the Eastern regional NPP has issued a statement backing the National Executive Committee’s decision.

All 33 constituency chairmen in the region signed the statement as part of a nationwide move to get nine other regions to publicly back the decision.

Ashanti region has also backed the decision and will issue a statement in the coming hours.

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