General News of Saturday, 2 June 2012

Source: GNA

"I did not consult other chiefs before signing to stall June 4 rally" - Togbe Anugbo

The Senior Divisional Chief of Aflao who signed the statement that demanded the shifting of the June 4 Uprising Anniversary rally from Aflao has conceded that he did not consult any other chief in the area before his action.

Togbe Nyuiemedzi Anugbo, speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA), said in his view the decision to stop the rally from being held at Aflao was pressing; therefore, there was no room for consultation.

The interview was prompted by the criticism and condemnation of Togbe Anugbo by other chiefs who accused him (Togbe Anugbo) of tarnishing the image of the traditional area.

Togbe Pasaku IV, for example, described the action of the group, including the Aflao Youth Association as irrelevant and ill-thought.

He said former President Rawlings had every right to hold the event at Aflao and no one chief could debar him.

Togbe Pasaku accused some leading members of the party for hatching the scheme to sew seeds of rancor in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Aflao area and beyond.**