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Fate of NPP aspirant in Agona West hangs in the balance amid suspension controversy

January 5, 2024
Fate of NPP aspirant in Agona West hangs in the balance amid suspension controversy: Ghana News

The fate of Mr. Joseph Afankwah, popularly known as Kojo Addo, a parliamentary aspirant for , remains uncertain as unresolved issues surrounding his suspension as the New Patriotic Party () Constituency Chairman cast a shadow over his candidacy.

Appearing before the Central Regional vetting committee on Thursday, January 4, Mr. Afankwah's screening encountered obstacles when concerns about his suspension were raised. Consequently, he was unable to complete the full vetting process.

Mr. Afankwah, a former NPP Chairman of Agona West, and Mr. Horace Ekow Ewusi, a former Central Regional Vice-Chairman, faced suspension in 2020 due to controversies related to missing excavators.

While their suspension was later lifted after a meeting with party executives, paving the way for Mr. Ewusi to contest in the in North, Mr. Afankwah's case remains mired in uncertainty.

The vetting committee highlighted that there was no official documentation indicating the lifting of Mr. Afankwah's suspension, prompting an ongoing investigation into the matter.

Mr. Afankwah is vying for the Agona West parliamentary seat against Madam Cynthia Morrison, the incumbent MP, Mr. Ben Yamoah, Mr. Yawson Otoo, and Mr. Chris Arthur.

The outcome of the investigation will significantly impact Mr. Afankwah's eligibility to participate in the parliamentary primary, adding an air of suspense to the Agona West constituency's political landscape.

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