A protest led by the chiefs of Kyebi in the Eastern region against Ghana’s opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) kicked off on Monday, September 23, 2019.
The protest under the auspices of the Abuakwa Traditional Council is to send a statement to the largest opposition after one of its executives in the Ashanti region allegedly defamed the overlord of the area Okyenhene.
The protesters clad in red and black to signify anger are wielding placards with inscriptions such as: “NDC leave Kyebi alone,” “This nonsense from NDC must stop,” “Shameless NDC” among others.
The Council in a notice to the police said the protest is “against the national leadership of the National Democratic Congress for the abusive and provocative statements made by Kwame Zu, Ashanti regional secretary” of the party.
The Council has issued a three-day ultimatum to the party to render unqualified apology to Okyenhene or risk being banned from entering any palace in the Akyem Abuakwa traditional area or engage any traditional authority.
According to the State Secretary, D.M Ofori Atta the sanction will affect all NDC executives from branch, constituency, regional and national levels, warning that chiefs who will disregard it will be destooled.
Mr. Zu is reported to have allegedly claimed that the people in the Eastern Region and Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II used to compete with animals over drinking water until former President John Dramani Mahama provided them with good and potable water.
“Until the former president provided potable drinking water for them, Okyenhene was drinking with animals as there was no good and potable water for Okyenhene and the people within Okyeman to drink,” the NDC Ashanti regional secretary said at a public event.
Source: Daily Mail GH