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Paul Afoko’s case adjourned third consecutive time

An Accra high court has adjourned the case involving the suspended chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Paul Afoko Tuesday.

Pre-trial for the case was expected to commence today, but the lawyer for the NPP, Godfred Odame said he is not furnished with some documents.

He explained that the absence of those documents breach court processes hence he pleaded for the case to be adjourned until he is furnished with the documents.

XYZ News’ Ibrahim Obeng-Mensah who was in court disclosed this did not sit well with the presiding judge, Anthony Yeboah who told Mr. Odame that the case could commence without those documents.

He warned that the continued delay of the case could infringe on the rights of Mr. Afoko whose tenure of office as a chairman is limited.

Mr. Yeboah further said that the attitude of Mr. Odame with regards to the case could result in the case being prolonged.

He ordered the NPP lawyer to be furnished with documents and adjourned the case to Wednesday, April 13.

Mr. Afoko filed the suit in 2015 after he was suspended from his position as the party chairman of the biggest opposition party in Ghana.

He is in court challenging the punishment meted out to him, which he described as unconstitutional and illegal.

He also wants a constitutional interpretation of the NPP constitution as the basis to declare the suspension as null and void.

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