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Politics of Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Source: Starrfmonline.com

Chiefs must be neutral - Professor Badu Akosa

A leading member of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) Professor Agyeman Badu Akosa has condemned traditional leaders endorsing presidential candidates ahead of the December 7, polls.

“It's not appropriate for chiefs to endorse candidates. They occupy such an important role in our society that it is extremely essential they remain non partisan in the political affairs of the country,” he told Morning Starr host Nii Arday Clegg Wednesday.

With barely 42 days to the polls, traditional leaders across the country have been expressing their support for one candidate or the other.

The recent to join the fray is Togbui Agamela IV, the acting Paramount Chief of Peki Traditional Council in the South Dayi Constituency, who has endorsed Nana Akufo—Addo, the presidential nominee of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Addressing Akufo—Addo during his tour of the constituency on Monday, Togbui Agamela IV said the perception that “all voltarians” belong to the National Democratic Congress, NDC, is factually inaccurate and that some of them are sympathizers of the NPP.

Also, Nana Odam Gyanfi III, Paramount Chief of Akroso Asukawkaw Traditional Area in Dambai told the NPP nominee “we are confident that change is coming. Your victory has already been sealed in Heaven. We pray for God’s strength, wisdom and guidance for you.”