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General News of Wednesday, 2 November 2016


NDC behind destoolment of chiefs in Ga Traditional Council – John Boadu

Acting General Secretary of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) John Boadu, has predicted that the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) will be voted out by members of the Ga Traditional Council in the December polls due to chieftaincy disputes in the council masterminded by the NDC.

According to Mr Boadu, who is also the National Campaign Coordinator for the NPP, President Mahama and the NDC are behind the numerous chieftaincy disputes in the Ga traditional council.

“For the past eight years, the Ga tribe has been denied the right to celebrate their Homowo festival. Moreover, they claim the significant burial of their chiefs in the motherland was not respected by President Mahama when he paid no heed to the burial of their former chief abroad; that serves as major basis for them to vote the party out for the NPP” he noted on Accra based Neat fm.

John Boadu was reacting to comments made by President John Mahama at Suhum indicating that the flagbearer of the NPP, Nana Akufo-Addo will cause the destoolment of chiefs who speak against his government if he wins power come December 7.

According to him, Ghanaians will do themselves a great deal of disservice if they vote for such a "divisive leader" who is "not ready to accept any contrary views" to his position held on issues.

While dismissing the NDC candidate's claim, John Boadu said the meddling of the ruling party in Ga chieftaincy affairs will be punished at the polls.

“They’ve realized how shattered their chieftaincy has become. The Gas are aware the NDC has managed to ridicule them” he stressed.

He singled out the MP for Odododiodio constituency; Edwin Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, who is also the Mnister for Youth and Sports, of spearheading the controversies surrounding Ga chieftaincy disputes.

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