Aburihene accused of openly supporting NDC
The Paramount Chief of Akwapim Anaafo, Otobuor Gyan Kwasi II, is under fire from some of his sub-chiefs and people of the area who are uncomfortable with his open display of bias towards the ruling National Democratic Congress.
A prominent chief in the area, who spoke to The Chronicle on condition of anonymity, complained that the Odwira Festival, the sacred event of the people of Aburi, for instance, was virtually turned into an NDC rally by an over-enthusiastic Gyan Kwasi, with a rented NDC crowd.
According to the sub chief, banners for the festival sported President John Dramani Mahama and Otubuur Gyan Kwasi, as if they were banners of a presidential candidate and his running mate.
At the Odwira festival, Otubour Gyan Kwasi used his speech to eulogise non-existent achievements of the NDC, instead of dwelling on the significance of the festival, and the contribution of the people towards the development of the area.
He even attributed the construction of roads and other construction projects funded from the Millennium Challenge Account to the NDC, when it is common knowledge that the accounts were accessed by the Kufuor administration’s New Patriotic Party.
The Omanhene conferred the title Oseadeeyo (someone who delivers what he promises) on President Mahama for merely promising to re-construct the Aburi-Nsawam road.
The sub-chief said it was no more a secret that the Omanhene was aiding the campaign of the NDC candidate for Aburi, Mr. William Ntow-Boahene, who is also Ghana’s Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea.
The candidate is said to be spending more of his time in the constituency on the campaign trail, than representing the people of Ghana in oil-rich Equatorial Guinea.
Mr. Ntow-Boahene was the first District Chief Executive for Akwapim South, when the assembly concept was mooted in 1988. Prior to that, he was an official of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority.
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