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Akwamu Traditional Council condemns Nana Addo ‘disappearing’ comment

The Akwamu Traditional Council has distanced itself from comments made by the acting President of the council, Osuogyasono Yaw Boadu IV, to the effect that some rituals would be performed to delete the picture of NPP flagbearer Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo from the ballot paper in the upcoming elections.

Osuogyasonu Yaw Boadu IV made this declaration at a mini rally at Akosombo during a visit by the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress.

“We the chiefs have a ritual we perform every 40 days. Anyone who is familiar with our customs will know that it’s called ‘Adae’. During this ritual, what we do in the stool house and at the palace is to take stock of the good things happening in the nation and ask the nation to continue.

“We then find a way of remedying the bad ones. And so Akwamuman, Anumman, Bosoman and the entire Asuogyaman say JM ‘Toaso,” Osuogyasonu Yaw Boadu IV said.

But the Akwamu Traditional Council in a statement said the council does not engage in rituals of the nature described, nor does it intend to do so at any period in the future.

“The Akwamu Traditional Council wishes to assure the people of Ghana that it does not engage in rituals of the nature described, nor does it intend to do so at any period in the future. Akwamus have no rituals that we perform that influence elections and we will never make any statements nor take any actions to undermine the sovereignty of the people of Ghana in the political voting process.

“We believe a candidate will win the elections, and that will be determined by the sovereign will of all Ghanaians with the free expression of their voting choices at the polls on December 7, 2016″.

Below is the full statement by the Akwamu Traditional Council

The Akwamu Traditional Council has been made aware of recent reports relating to statements made by the acting president of the Council, Osuogyasono Yaw Boadu IV, to the effect that the Traditional Council would engage in rituals towards eliminating the image of a leading political figure from the ballot papers during the forthcoming elections.

The Akwamu Traditional Council wishes to assure the people of Ghana that it does not engage in rituals of the nature described, nor does it intend to do so at any period in the future. Akwamus have no rituals that we perform that influence elections and we will never make any statements nor take any actions to undermine the sovereignty of the people of Ghana in the political voting process.

We believe a candidate will win the elections, and that will be determined by the sovereign will of all Ghanaians with the free expression of their voting choices at the polls on December 7, 2016.

Moreover, the people of Akwamu have never sought, and will never seek to speak for the Chiefs and people of Anum and Boso Traditional Areas. Akwamu, Boso and Anum have their own Traditional Councils, historically enjoying mutual alliance and co-existence in the Asuogyaman District.

The people of Akwamu take this opportunity to wish the people of Ghana well, as we join hands with our compatriots to ask Almighty God to grant us peace in our beloved nation. We further call on all Ghanaians especially the media, to refrain from uttering, publishing or broadcasting statements that may incite civil unrest in the lead up to the General Elections.

We continue to pray for free, fair and above all peaceful elections. Long live Akwamuman, long live Ghana.

On behalf of Akwamu Traditional Council

Signed
Nana Asare Akowua
Krontihene of Akwamu Traditional Area.

Source: Ghana/Starrfmonline.com/103.5FM/Kobina Welsing

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