The Member of Parliament for Effutu Constituency, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, has accused the Vice- Chancellor of the University of Education Winneba, (UEW) Rev. Father Afful-Broni of heartlessness and victimisation regarding his dismissal of some senior lecturers of the school.
The V-C recently dismissed two senior lecturers including UEW UTAG President Dr Frimpong Kaakyire Duku and Professor Ephraim Avea Nsoh, for what he described as misconduct and insubordination among other reasons.
In a Facebook post, Mr Afenyo-Markin said: “Alhassan Bawa, a lecturer at UEW has been hired by Afful-Broni to attack me. Well, I wonder why Afful Broni is refusing to write the articles himself. I know Bawa’s grammar is very poor.
“Afful-Broni is digging his own trap pit and very soon he will fall deep into it. Time shall speak. Afful-Broni, in his cassock and without shame, viciously attacked the image of Avoke but time has exposed all the lies.
“As the inevitable awaits him, he is now using Bawa and a busy body independent candidate to neutralise me through character assassination. Destroying the lives of others can’t be part of any Christian virtue.
“Avoke, Avea Nsoh, Bekoe, Sarpong, Dennis, Kaakyire and Ahmed Jinapor will soon see real justice. In fact, many others will see their dignity being restored and it shall be like a dream. The ravening clouds shall not long be victorious.
“When Afful-Broni was busily releasing university documents at dead nights to implicate his boss, was he sacked? When Bawa was writing articles against Avoke, was he sacked? Didn't Avoke call him to his office to know his concerns? Why such heartless victimisation? Aren't some of these victims Catholics? Aren't they children of God? How can Afful-Broni crucify Avoke for awarding contracts irregularly and after getting him out turn round to uphold the same contracts and pay more money? Was the motive merely to take over by any means necessary? If tribalism was bad yesterday at UEW then it's bad today as well.”
The university was sued at the Winneba High Court in connection with a writ filed by one Supi Kofi Kwayera, represented on Tuesday, 13 June 2017 in court by Mr Afenyo-Markin, who challenged the legality of certain actions taken by the then-Governing Council of the university.
The plaintiff argued at the time that the term of the Governing Council had expired and, therefore, certain actions taken by the council was illegal.
The action by the plaintiff eventually led to the dismissal of Vice-Chancellor Prof. Avoke
Prof Afful-Broni was appointed V-C and subsequently sworn in by President Nana Akufo-Addo in 2018.
Mr Afenyo-Markin is now arguing that Prof Afful-Broni is victimising his staff and paying more for contracts that were considered dubious under Prof Avoke.