Suspended Afoko to testify in Crabbe’s case

Date published: Wednesday, 6th April 2016

Paul Afoko still on suspension

Suspended National Chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Paul Afoko, is set to testify as a witness in the suit brought by another suspended national executive, Sammy Crabbe, who is challenging the decision of the party asking him to step aside as second vice chairman.

The decision to draw Mr. Afoko into the witness box became necessary, following  questions raised by Sammy Crabbe’s lawyers over the capacity of one member of the party’s disciplinary committee, Madam Gifty Kusi.

The request by the plaintiff, which was vehemently objected to by lawyers of the NPP, was eventually granted by the court.

The suspended Vice Chair of the NPP opted to go to court months after his suspension by the National Executive Council, citing violation of the rules of natural justice, error on the face of the records and a breach of procedure.

Mr. Crabbe was suspended indefinitely last year, alongside the party’s General Secretary, Kwabena Agyepong.

The suspension of the two came after the suspension of the National Chairman Paul Afoko.

They were suspended for “misconduct” which included a disregard for party structures.

The two are also seen as allies to Mr. Afoko.

Mr. Crabbe, who is perceived as an ally to the suspended National Chairman, Paul Afoko, refused to appear before the NPP’s committee after several invitations before his suspension.


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