Afoko, Agyepong must step aside – NPP founding member

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A founding member of the opposition New Patriotic Party has called on

the party’s chairman and General Secretary to step aside as

investigations to unravel the mystery behind the murder of theparty’s

Upper East Regional chairman, Adams Mahama continue.

George Ayisi Boateng insists Paul Afoko and Kwabena Agyepong

respectively, would not have the moral courage to sit on National

Executive Council meetings to discuss any issue relating to the


Adams Mahama had acid poured on him by two assailants Wednesday and

was confirmed dead Thursday morning at the Bolgatanga Regional


The motive for the murder is yet to be ascertained but only last week,

there was a violent confrontation in the Upper East Region which

resulted in the scuttling of a planned meeting between the party chair

and general secretary and other regional executives of the party.

Adams Mahama had indicated he was not aware of the planned meeting and

wondered why the two national executives will organise a party meeting

in his region, with his executives and would not inform him about it.

Paul Afoko and Kwabena Agyepongwere said to have lodged an assault

complaint with the Upper East police but also indicated that Adams

Mahama was well aware of the meeting.

The controversy caused a bit of a stir in the party until Wednesday

night’s acid attack on Adams Mahama.

One of the two suspects, Gregory Afoko, who is said to be brother to

Paul Afoko is in police grips.

The news about the death of the party chairman has left many shocked

and has also led to some attacks especially in the Upper East Region.

The Upper East Vice Chair of the party was said to have been attacked

and his vehicle vandalisedby angry youth.

The party’s national headquarters was also taken over by some private

security forces who said the party is now closed to the NPP Chair and

General Secretary, at least until after investigations.

Speaking to Joy News, the foundingmember of the NPP, Ayisi Boateng,

said for the bigger unity of the party, the Chairman and his General

Secretary must step aside.

“If I were one of them and with conscience, I would have resigned,” he said.

“There are too many question marks surrounding the death,” he indicated.

“What courage will they gather to go to the three northern regions to

campaign?” he asked, adding “I have called for their resignation and

it is for the party to decide.”

Source: myjoyonline.com

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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