New Patriotic Party National Chairman Freddie Blay, in a one-on-one studio interview on Asempa FM’s Ekosii sen flagship, revealed that following the bitter suspension of the former Chairman in 2015, he (Blay) has cut all communications with him.
Explaining himself, he said his predecessor Paul Afoko is yet to call him after the former was suspended.
To set the records straight, Mr. Blay reeled out the genesis of the crisis between him and Afoko, adding that the former Chairman had botched many reconciliations moves made by him with his hostile posture.
He said, unlike Mr. Afoko, Kwabena Agyapong had on several occasions called me. Kwabena came around. But Afoko failed to show up at every point in time and this makes it difficult for the comrade to do anything.
“Unfortunately, we have not met after his suspension. The hostility is still on,” he bemoaned.
The CPP turncoat was elevated sit in as Acting Chairman in place of Paul Afoko after the NPP’s National Executive Council forced him out of the office for allegedly working to undermine the party’s chances ahead of the 2016 general election.
According to Mr. Blay, the hostile conduct of Mr. Afoko is understandable. Alleging that efforts made to bring his predecessor on board for a resounding victory ha
ve yielded no results.
As someone who does not give up, Mr. Blay said he is still working to visit Mr. Afoko to resolve the situation.
“I will engage him (Afoko) if he picks my calls. Water has passed under the bridge so maybe tempers are cool,” he added.
On the suspension of the trio, the former CPP Ellembele Legislator said National Executive Committee (NEC) for that matter party is yet to move to reinstate the trio.
He told the interviewer (Philip Osei Bonsu) that it was NEC’s decision to suspend the trio, so, it must take either NEC or any of the suspended persons to trigger action to resolve their suspension.
Contrary to the view of the reasoning of Justice Anthony Yeboah, an Accra High Court Judge that presided over the case between Mr. Afoko, Blay, and the New Patriotic Party. Whereas the Judge declared the trio as nonmembers of the New Patriotic Party because of their suspension, Mr. Blay insists the trio are still members of the elephant family.
Reacting to the claims by the founder of Daily Guide, Nana Yaw Osei speaking for Mr. Awentami Afoko told this paper that Freddie Blay has never called the number of Mr. Paul Afoko since he was wickedly removed from office on trumped-up charges.
He said Mr. Afoko has moved on. He is not bitter about the past or against any person(s).
Any serious mind would ask Mr. Blay whether he sent text messages to Mr. Afoko’s number. What business or discussion did Mr. Blay want to do or have with someone he undermined and aided in his fraudulent removal from office?
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