Afoko Has No Case; Suspension Remains-Human Right Court

The Human Rights Court has dismissed the case in which suspended Chairman of the NPP Paul Afoko was challenging the party’s decision.

Mr Afoko went to court to overturn a party decision that suspended him as the national chairman of the Dankwa-Busia-Dombo tradition.

The lawsuit started in December 2015, contended the constitutionality of the party’s Disciplinary Committee that recommended his suspension.

Mr Afoko was accused by his party of working behind the scenes to block the party’s chances of winning the December 7 elections.

The decision comes after an earlier petition by Council to the Disciplinary Committee that saw Afoko stepped aside until the 2016 general elections are over.

How Judgement was PASSED

Details of how the case involving suspended NPP Chairman Paul Afoko and the party was ruled in court today has emerged.

In passing his judgement, Justice Anthony Yeboah held that the case was a procedural matter, adding the process that led to his suspension was fair, free and lawful.

According to the judge, Afoko’s lawyers failed to adduce evidence that there was bias on all grounds of the A, B, C, D & E reliefs they were seeking. All reliefs were dismissed accordingly.

The judge argued that the case was not about whether the suspension was right or right but rather it was to establish how free or fair the procedures adopted in suspending him was.

The Judge further ruled that the Party’s suspension and decision of the court stand.

The Human Rights Court today dismissed the case in which Mr Afoko was challenging the party’s decision.

Mr Afoko went to court to overturn a party decision that suspended him as the national chairman of the Dankwa-Busia-Dombo tradition.

The lawsuit started in December 2015, contended the constitutionality of the party’s Disciplinary Committee that recommended his suspension.

Mr Afoko was accused by his party of working behind the scenes to block the party’s chances of winning the December 7 elections.

The decision comes after an earlier petition by Council to the Disciplinary Committee that saw Afoko stepped aside until the 2016 general elections are over.

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