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Opinions of Saturday, 17 December 2016

Columnist: Michael Jarvis Bokor

Where is the Okyehene to congratulate Akufo-Addo?

Folks, it is one week now since the EC declared the NPP's Akufo-Addo as the winner of the Presidential contest at Election 2016.

As is to be expected, congratulatory messages immediately poured in from both local and internal well-wishers, mostly praising Ghana for holding peaceful, free, and fair elections, and patting Akufo-Addo on the shoulders.

Prominent Ghanaian chiefs and personalities, not to mention institutions, have done same and given pieces of advice on how his government should do things, especially in ensuring that it fulfils its promises to the electorate and to ensure national stability and security.

Akufo-Addo has interacted with "hundreds" or people and institutions to thank them for supporting him.

In all this scenario, one prominent voice is missing; and that is of the Okyehene, Amoatia Ofori Panin of Akim Abuakwa, who is Akufo-Addo's own Paramount Chief.

What is happening? Why hasn't the Okyehene congratulated Akufo-Addo to date?

I'm just being curious here, folks!!