Pressure is gradually mounting on the General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie soon after he narrowly escape a jail term by the Supreme Court, to resign his position in the party.

300..1.1488585notable among the people who are making this call is a?founding member of the Party, Dr. Nyaho Nyaho Tamakloe ?who has called for the resignation of the party’s General Secretary. Hi call came?after the Supreme Court slapped a GHC 5, 000 fine on Mr. Afriyie for criminal contempt.


According Dr. Tamakloe, the General Secretary had humiliated and brought the name of the biggest opposition party into disrepute.

?The way he was charged and then convicted is a very serious matter and I believe strongly as a General Secretary of a very powerful political party in this country, the level he was brought down to by the honourable judges yesterday was more than enough for him as a person to tender in his resignation immediately he walked out of the court room.?

He called on Mr. Afriyie to act honorably by stepping down from his position saying, ?It?s time we learn how to resign from top positions in this country. He has destroyed his own self and indeed, it?s not for me to tell him to resign.?

Dr. Tamakloe admitted that although Mr. Afriyie was looking humble and remorseful in court on Wednesday, he belonged to a democratic party so ?should not wait for anyone to tell him to leave because it will be good for himself and for the party.?

?If there is somebody who thinks what happened yesterday in court has nothing to do with our party, the person is deceiving himself. If a judge tells you no one individual is bigger than the nation Ghana and you are a General Secretary of a political party, then you have to think about it seriously.?

Nyaho Nyaho Tamakloe also?He also dismissed arguments that the General Secretary?s actions was in defense of the party and will in no way affect the NPP.

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