Everyone was put in a state of confusion and dismay over the possible reason behind Kwabena Agyepong’s sudden disappearance from court as Paul Afoko’s witness…
Kwabena Agyepong who was standing as a witness for Paul Afoko over the later’s alleged unlawful suspension from the New Patriotic Party(NPP), was billed to appear in court Thursday for the hearing of the ongoing case. But Agyepong was unexpectedly absent at the hearing to the dismay of the court attendees.
At the hearing, Mr Afoko’s lawyers did not give any tangible reason for Agyepong’s absence. They just told the court that Mr Agyepong had indicated he was no longer available for that purpose. Consequently, the High Court struck out Mr Agyepong’s witness statement, leaving Paul Afoko with no other option than to close the case in court till June 24 when the NPP is expected to call its witnesses for the case to be resumed. This development caused many to wonder what could be behind the Kwabena’s strange move.
However, information from Kasapafmonline.com has revealed that the suspended General Secretary of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Kwabena Agyepong, did not opt out of the case with deliberate intentions of ditching his trusted friend, Paul Afoko, the suspended National Chairman of the party. Mr Agyepong was absent at the supposed hearing because he was part of the final meeting that endorsed the latter’s suspension which took place same day. He therefore decided not to appear in court to that same day to avoid complicating issues for himself.
Mr Afoko was suspended indefinitely from the NPP since October last year for alleged “misconduct”. He subsequently filed a suit against the party, claiming he was suspended wrongfully. 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’.
Shortly after Afoko’s suspension, Kwabena Agyepong who is the party’s General Secretary was also suspended, alongside the second National Vice Chairman, Sammy Crabbe. Sammy Crabbe had filed a suit against the NPP challenging his suspension. However, an Accra High Court dismissed the suit two weeks ago. But unlike Crabbe and Afoko, Mr. Agyepong never sought legal actions over his suspension, but supported the actions of the other two.