Some chiefs in the country are fuming at the General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party John Boadu over his reported claim that any chief who decides to intervene in the ongoing impasse between civil society groups and some political parties against the compilation of a new register and the Electoral Commission is engaging in lawlessness.
In an interview on Accra-based Neat FM, Mr. Boadu said the statement by the National House of chiefs warning the EC not to disenfranchise any Ghanaian in the upcoming voter registration exercise amounts to siding with the opposition.
He further noted that the subsequent attacks on the EC by the chiefs for failing to honour an invitation by them smacks of lawlessness.
But the Omanhene of the Dormaa Traditional Area, Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyeman Badu II has expressed concerns over the claims of the NPP General Secretary.
He took a swipe at Mr Boadu for denigrating the image of chiefs in the country.
In an interview, the Dormaahene said the comments were in bad taste. He called on the leadership of the NPP and the president to call Mr Boadu to order.
“John Boadu leads a big party, he must be careful, as chiefs we don’t just get up and talk anyhow. We know our role and so we know what we are talking about. I have seen many regimes go and come but the Dormaa stool is still here. I witness that of Rawlings, Kufuor, Prof Mills, John Mahama has come and gone and so will Nana Addo.
“Don’t they know they will also leave power at some point? How can John Boadu describe us lawless? We have invited but they don’t want to come and instead of people John Boadu to condemn it he’s rather insulting us. Well I know very soon they will be coming around for campaign and we will be here waiting for them,” the chief said.
Source: Daily Mail GH