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General News of Friday, 23 December 2016

Source: citifmonline.com

Gbese Mantse won’t step down – Gbese youth

The youth of Gbese have rallied behind their embattled chief, Ni Ayi Bonte II, saying calls on him to step down will not materialize.

According to the youth only the kingmakers of Gbese have the mandate to compel Ayi Bonte to abdicate.

The Gbese Mantse has come under intense pressure from some Ghanaians to abdicate after vowing to do same if the National Democratic Congress is defeated in the December 7 polls.

Days after the election, some Ghanaians took to social media to call on the chief to honour his word.

But addressing the press on Friday, the youth leader for Gbese, Nii Anan Agbo Meshack said Nii Ayi Bonte II never said he will abdicate if the NPP won but rather said he will step down if Nii Lantey Vanderpuye and Oko Vanderpuije loses.

He added that Citi News said persons calling on the chief to step down have no right to do that.

“The seven day ultimatum cannot work, because those giving the ultimatum are not coming from the Gyase house so how do they give such ultimatum. Those given the ultimatum are nobody. Who are they and what is their capacity? He will never step down. He will only do that only when those who put him on the throne tells him to get down. Apart from the principal kingmakers of Gbese nobody can ask him to step down,” he added.