Accra, July 26, GNA – The Accra Human Rights Court hearing the suit filed by Paul Afoko, the suspended New Patriotic Party (NPP) Chairman, challenging the decision, has set August 15 for judgement.
The court presided over by Justice Anthony Yeboah adjourned the case to August 15 after both parties told the court that they had filed their written addresses as directed at the last sitting.
At the last adjourned date the defence counsel closed its case. Mr Peter Mac Manu, a member of the NPP, confirmed his witness statement filed by the defence counsel on April 7 as his evidence in chief, after which he was duly cross examined.
Mr Afoko is challenging his indefinite suspension from the party, arguing it is illegal. The NPP’s National Executive Committee suspended him in October 2015 for “misconduct.”
According to him, the action and processes leading to his suspension by some elements of the party were unconstitutional and a breach of natural justice.
The decision was adopted by the party’s National Council, which is the second highest decision making body of the party after congress but he maintained the party erred in the decision.