Andrew Awuni, a former spokesperson of President John Kufuor, has accused the chairman of the Council of Elders of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) C.K Tedam of peddling lies to disgrace suspended national chairman Paul Afoko.
Tedam claims Afoko was suspended because he failed to call National Executive Committee meetings among others. He accused the embattled chairman of being arrogant for allegedly walking out on them on several occasions.
“I feel sorry for him [Tedam],” Awuni stressed. “He is lying. I’m not sure C.K Tedam knows Afoko’s house.”
Awuni, a personal friend of Afoko, argued on the Ghana Report show that “no chairman in the NPP since 1992 has held more meetings than Mr. Afoko.”
“Let the oldmen stop lying,” Awuni told host Bernard Avle, Monday.
He was emphatic that the procedure adopted to suspend Afoko was illegal hence “Afoko remains the chairman of the party.”
“The Disciplinary Committee should have referred their decision to the National Council [and not the National Executive Committee]… the party has been hijacked,” Awuni, who is the Executive Director of the Center for Freedom and Accuracy, added.
Afoko is serving an indefinite suspension and in his stead first vice chairman Freddie Blay will act. He has two weeks to appeal the decision.