Former National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Paul Awentami Afoko has expressed worry over the usage of his name wrongly by some members of the New Patriotic Party at their Delegates Congress held at Koforidua.
Mr Afoko is calling on persons using his name to peddle all manner of untruths to desist from such acts or incur his wrath.
There were reports that Mr Afoko was sponsoring some candidates in the ongoing National Delegates Conference at Koforidua in the Eastern Region, with alleged Afoko cheque pictures making round on social media among others.
Again, it was reported earlier by this portal of President Akufo-Addo stated clearly how rightful it was to suspend Paul Afoko, real emphasizing on the point that, that led to the party winning its 2016 election.
Mr. Afoko called for all parties in the election “to conduct themselves in civility”, praying that “the best candidates emerge victorious, let the NPP be the ultimate winner after the congress.”
READ THE FULL STATEMENT BELOW:
Leading to our great party, the New Patriotic Party’s National Congress slated for Saturday July 7, 2018, the attention of the Office of Mr Paul A. Afoko has been drawn to numerous propagandist materials and other forms of communication that seek to suggest Mr. Afoko’s involvement in the New Patriotic Party’s Congress to see specific candidates emerge victorious thus suggesting that he is either in support or openly funding specific candidates.
The office of Mr Afoko would like to state unequivocally that those are palpable falsehoods being peddled by persons who have developed defeatist attitude towards their own campaign and have no choice but considered his name as a lottery ticket to draw a wedge between him and others, and chance on that to cause disaffection thus emerging victorious.
This attitude is alien to the ideals and principles of the great NPP, a party that was founded on the principles of truth, honesty and freedom in development.