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General News of Monday, 23 September 2019


You've 3 days to ritually pacify Okyenhene - Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council to NDC

Kwame Zu Kwame Zu

The Akyem Abuakwa traditional council has given the National Democratic Party (NDC) a grace period of three days to perform a ritual pacification to appease the Okyenhene.

This follows comment by the NDC Ashanti Regional Secretary, Kwame Zu, suggesting that the Okyenhene shared a common source of drinking water with animals until former President John Dramani Mahama constructed potable drinking water for the residents, he said in an interview.

He however apologized for his statement but the people of Kyebi noted that they are unsatisfied with his apologies and embarked on a demonstration.

Addressing the media, State Secretary, D.M Ofori Atta, described the comment as “deliberate attempt by certain political quarters to sow seeds of confusion between Okyeman and Asanteman but it has failed”.

The Traditional Council has therefore asked the NDC leadership to render a public apology to the Okyenhene and Okyeman and to also perform a ritual pacification to appease Okyenhene.

“Nananom made the following pronouncements and demands on the national leadership of the National Democratic Congress. That within three days:

A direct, clear and unambiguous public apology be rendered by the leadership of the National Democratic Congress to His Royal Majesty the Okyenhene and Okyeman. A ritual pacification be performed to appease His Majesty the Okyenhene.

An apology rendered personally by Mr. Kwame Zu to the Okyenhene and a public recantation of the offensive words and specific conduct complained off.

Invocation of appropriate disciplinary sanctions of the party against the conduct of Kwame Zu”.

They added that failure of the NDC to heed to this demands will lead to a ban of, “all official functions organized under the auspices of the Ofori Panin Stool and shall be declared persona non grata in all palaces of the over 940 towns, villages and settlements in Akyem Abuakwa”.

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