The Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council in the Eastern region has called the bluff of a future NDC government saying it won’t compromise its stance on the pending impasse, even if the main opposition will deny them development in an NDC administration.
“That wouldn’t be the first time a certain government may turn its back on Okyeman, because of some political reasons. There has been such situation before that manifested in tension between Nananom and some past regimes, right from Nkrumah era till date. So we would actually not be cowed into silence because of political favour.” State Secretary of Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council, Daniel Marfo Ofori Atta told Kasapa 102.5 Fm.
He claims the best way to settle the simmering tension is an unqualified apology from the opposition NDC to Okyeman if the NDC has any respect and dignity for the Traditional council and the entire Okyeman.
The Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council has given the leadership of the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) three days to render a public apology to the Okyehene for some unsavory comments an Ashanti Regional executive of the party made about their King.
The Ashanti Regional Secretary of the NDC, Kwame Zu was heard making what the Council considers to be uncomplimentary remarks about the Okyehene.
He suggested that the King drank the same water with animals prior to the John Mahama led administration coming into power.
The Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council led by its State Secretary Daniel Marfo Ofori addressing the media after a demonstration Monday morning roundly condemned the comments.
“We demand a direct, clear and unambiguous apology rendered by the leadership of the National Democratic Congress to His Royal Majesty the Okyehene and Okyeman. A ritual pacification be performed to appease his Majesty the Okyehene. An apology rendered personally by Mr. Kwame Zu to the Okyehene and a public recantation of the offensive words and specific conduct complained of. Invocation of appropriate disciplinary sanction of the party against Mr Kwame Zu.””
“Should they choose to ignore these pronouncements and demands, Nananom will not accord them any future request for clemency and redemption of their customary transgressions. If they fail to heed the National Democratic Congress(NDC) its ward executive, branch, constituency, regional and national executive will be banned from all official functions under the auspices of the Ofori Panin stool and shall be declared persona non grata in all palaces of the over 940 towns and villages and settlements in Akyem Abuakkwa,” The State Secretary added.