*CONCERNED YOUTH OF VOLTA REGION*
*For Immediate Release*
*PRESIDENT AKUFFO MUST IMMEDIATELY RETRACT AND RENDER AN UNQUALIFIED APOLOGY TO THE PARAMOUNT CHIEF OF AFLAO AND THE PEOPLE OF THE VOLTA REGION*
The attention of the Concerned Youth of the Volta region has been drawn to a video circulating on social media where the President,His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo Addo was seen throwing a jab at Torgbui Adzonugaga Amenya Fiti V,the Paramount Chief of Aflao Traditional Area,for demanding the completion of the Community Day Senior High Schools situated at Agblekpui in the Ketu South Municipality which is one of the 12 Community Day Schools the erstwhile Mahama administration was constructing in the Volta Region.
The unfortunate comment was made when the President was having a one on one interview on an Accra base radio,Peace FM’ s Kokoroko morning show hosted by Mr Kwame Sefa Kayi.
The subtle attempt by the NPP government to be consistently denigrating,disrespecting and undermining our Traditional rulers will not be countenanced in any way,as it will be resisted without fear or favour.
The demands by the revered chief was made when minority caucus of the education committee of parliament paid a courtesy call on him at his palace.
In the just ended voter’s registration exercise,Mr John Boadu,the General Secretary of the governing party also accused some Volta chiefs for serving as polling station chairmen and station wardens. Such a lame and blatant falsehood statement was peddled without any scintilla of evidence.
President Akuffo Addo’s intolerant posture of mounting vitriolic attacks on citizens who voted him into office to get things done the right way is not only disrespectful but also nauseating and reprehensible. It is about time he wholeheartedly accept criticism without having emotions attached.
We are therefore, calling on the President to as a matter of urgency retract and apologize to the Paramount Chief and to the good people of the Volta Region else we will hold a mammoth demonstration against him and his government.
The people of Volta region are peace loving people,but it does not mean we are vindictive people.
It is imperative and instructive to note that;
1. It is not only Torgbui Adzonugaga Amenya Fiti V, the Paramount Chief of Aflao Traditional Area who made such request. Other eminent chiefs also did same.
2. The eminent and revered chief doesn’t take tax from citizens and should be ordered to complete an uncompleted projects.
We are also calling and appealing to the President to complete the E-Blocks and other infrastructures which are at various stages of completion across the country for use as governance is continuous process.
It is obvious that the President will not contest in the next elections hence,his recent posture and comments.
Our greatest shock was that the Program host, Mr Kwame Sefa Kayi, who partly hails from the Volta region which the President ridiculed. His hypocrital behaviour over the years is sickening and should be controlled.
We condemn his comments in the strongest terms
We will not sit on fence for any individual or group of persons to denigrate our leaders for nothing.
God bless our motherland Ghana.
Long live Volta
Long live Ghana
*Wonder Setsoafia Deynu*
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*Bernard Edem Ahiekpor*
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