Suspended Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Paul Afoko has said he is too comfortable in life to be bribed by the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC).
“I have principles… I’m a comfortable person…I don’t need anybody to give me money… I grew up in a family that was very comfortable…” he told Bola Ray on Starr Chat on Wednesday February 24, adding that his father got him a sports car when he was about 20 years old.
Mr Afoko also denied allegations that he was a mole of the NDC in the NPP.
“I’m not in bed with the NDC…” he said, adding: “I don’t believe in their ideology”. As far as he was concerned, the current “situation” in the country speaks volumes about whether the NDC has handled the country well for the past seven years since it came into power.
Mr Afoko, who said he was called ‘Mosquito’ as a child because “I was skinny,” was suspended late last year by the leadership of the NPP on grounds that he and other executives – General Secretary Kwabena Agyepong and Second Vice Chairman Sammy Crabbe – were working against the fortunes of their flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo. All three executives are now on indefinite suspension.
‘Scar Face’ as Mr Afoko revealed he was also called as a child – after a wrestler known by that name – is currently in court fighting his suspension, which he has described variously as “illegal.”
He said he still holds himself as the legitimate chairman of the NPP.