NDC-Okyeman Causcus Condemns Kwame Zu's Attack On Okyehene

The Okyeman caucus of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has condemned statement by Ashanti Regional Secretary of the party recently against Okyeman and Okyehene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Pinyin II.

The Okyeman NDC with heavy heat said "the leadership of the caucus wishes to express our sadness about the unfortunate and regrettable pronouncement of one of our political party members during a demonstration in Kumasi.

In a statement signed by coordinator of Okyeman caucus of NDC, Ambassador Victor Smith said "Even though our colleague issued a personal unqualified apology soon after his unacceptable utterances, we wish to add our voice, to reaffirm and place on record our utmost respect for the Okyeman council and the Okyehene himself, we pledge not to countenance any such disrespect of our traditional elders from any quarter."

The statement pleaded with Nananom to temper justice with mercy and accept his unqualified apology.

Addressing participants of a demonstration by the Coalition for National Sovereignty bemoaning the what he described as increasing hardship and refusal by the government to complete projects at various stages and questioning the commitment of the President in that respect when he has also refused to commission the ultra-modern Kejetia market.

“If this Kejetia edifice had been in Kyebi won’t Akufo-Addo open it for his people to use? What development has he brought to Asanteman…even his own hometown his people were competing for drinking water with animals, John Mahama had to provide potable water for his kinsmen. Until John Mahama provided water for him, Okyehene was drinking with animals.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been given three days to appease the for comments deemed derogatory against the paramount chief by the party’s Ashanti Region Secretary.

That within three days, the Council demands the following:

1. 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.

2. A ritual pacification be performed to appease His Majesty the Okyenhene.

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

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

Source: Kofi Atakora/Joydaddymultimedia.com 

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