Embattled national chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Paul Afoko has revealed that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo snubbed efforts by the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II to intervene in his “illegal” suspension.
According to Mr. Afoko, the Asantehene attempted to resolve the party’s issues relating to his suspension but was ignored.
Mr. Afoko and two other national executives – the General Secretary, Kwabena Agyepong and the first vice chairman Sammy Crabbe – were accused of working against the party.
They were subsequently suspended indefinitely, a situation which created a lot of frenzy and chaos within the party.
In an exclusive interview with Bola Ray host of Starr Chat Wednesday, Mr. Afoko said Akufo-Addo refused to listen to the Asantehene’s call to halt the suspension.
“There was an attempt…but unfortunately it didn’t work out…he [Otumfuo] did speak to [Nana Addo] but it didn’t work out”.
Asked whether he has a friendly relationship with the flagbearer of the party, Mr. Afoko said the “feeling is a feeling of hostility”.
He added that there is enough evidence to indicate that Akufo-Addo dislikes him.
“Well the evidence is abundance, isn’t it…when you are in a party and you see that an unconstitutional act has taken place, an illegality has taken place and your presidential candidate immediately goes and pronounces and tries to legitimise that illegitimate thing that has taken place, is that the behavior of somebody who likes me, No I don’t think so”.