Deputy Communications Director of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Adomako Baafi has lambasted the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) for what he termed as ‘unnecessary’ comments over the suspension of Paul Afoko.
According to him, the sudden support for NPP 2nd Vice Chairman Sammy Crabbe, who insists he dows not recognize Freddie Blay as acting chairman of NPP is just a means of diverting attention away from the rot in the NDC party and government.
He said the NDC has consistently criticized Sammy Crabbe for his conduct in the NPP and, therefore, finds it shocking that the NDC has now made a ‘hypocritical turn’ in support of the decision by the second national vice chair of the NPP.
“Sammy Crabbe is now NDC’s idol after criticizing him some years ago; you are now here supporting him for making a very wrong decision,” he said.
Sammy Crabbe is backing calls on the party to reinstate suspended national chairman Paul Afoko.
He said the return of the embattled chairman means the decision of the delegates at its Tamale Congress last year has been respected.
According to him, the party is obliged to at all times respect individual rights and follow due process in taking decisions that affect members.
His call follows the resolve of the NPP National Council to endorse the decision by the party's National Executive Committee to suspend Paul Afoko indefinitely.
Speaking on Adom FM’s Morning Show ‘Dwaso Nsem’ Friday, Adomako Baafi stressed that the suspension of Paul Afoko is a constitutional provision in the NPP, and therefore it will be in his (Paul Afoko) interest to remain disciplined and follow the laid down rules.
He also admonished party supporters to remain resolute and support the decision of the leadership, forge ahead and unite their front "because unity within the party is more important than any one person."