Kwabena Agyepong, has seized to be a witness for the New Patriotic Party (NPP)’s suspended National Chairman, Paul Afoko, who is challenging his suspension from the party in court. Lawyers for suspended Afoko who made the announcement in court, reportedly withdrew Agyepong as a witness in their client’s case without giving any reason.
This development shocked many who were gathered at the courtroom as Mr Agyepong was considered one of the principal witnesses in the case. Kwabena Agyepong was expected to testify today to back Mr. Afoko’s claims that he was wrongfully suspended from the party.
Mr Afoko was elected at a National Delegates Conference of the NPP in 2014, but was suspended indefinitely by the party last year. Mr. Afoko had sued the NPP and its Acting National Chairman, Freddie Blay, after he was suspended indefinitely in October last year.
Shortly after Afoko’s suspension, Sammy Crabbe who is the second National Vice Chairman was also suspended indefinitely in 2015, alongside the party’s General Secretary, Kwabena Agyepong. They were suspended for “misconduct” which included a disregard for party structures.
Sammy Crabbe had filed a suit against the opposition party challenging his suspension. However, an Accra High Court dismissed the suit two weeks ago. Unlike the two Ex National Chairmen, Mr. Agyepong did not seek a legal action over his suspension but supported the actions of the two.
The public’s ear is itching to know the possible reason behind Agyepong’s sudden withdrawal as a witness on the case. It would also be recalled that Mr. Agyepong during Sammy Crabbes’s case appeared in court in solidarity with suspended Chairman Paul Afoko, who was a witness in the case.
We are hoping the opposition party releases a statement on the withdrawal, in order for the issues to be clarified.