Akufo-Addo Accused -Of fueling Chieftaincy Dispute In Akropong

Nana Akuffo Addo should be the one to blame for meddling in the ongoing chieftaincy crises.

Akufo-Addo Accused -Of fueling Chieftaincy Dispute In Akropong
The Okoman Council of the Akuapem Traditional Area and elders of Akropong in the Eastern Region of Ghana have accused President Nana Akufo-Addo Dankwa and his New Patriotic (NPP) government of meddling in the ongoing chieftaincy crisis at Akropong.
According to the Okoman Council, on January 24, 2018, with the full backing of the government led by Nana Akuffo-Addo and the late Victor Newman in the company of the National Security Operatives from the Jubilee House, conducted rid of the Ofori Kuma Palace and brutally assaulted the young men on guard.
After the death of the Okuapehene Oseadeeyo Addo Dankwa III, the enstoolment of a new Chief, to succeed Oseadeeyo has led to litigation and violence which is escalating every day.
Briefing the media at a press conference in Akropong, the Frankaahene of Akuapem Traditional Area, Nana Kwaw Kuturuku V, stated that in late 2017, in line with established custom, the Queen-mother, Nana Afua Nketia Obour II, tasked the Mmerewatia and Asonahene together with other kingmakers to join her on the installation of one Odehye Fredrick William Kwesi Akufo under the stool name Nana Obuobi Afiemo II.
According to him, he was moved into a forty days quarantine as demanded by custom to undergo traditional training.
Nana Kwaw Kuturuku V alleged that it was at this stage that the belated Victor Newman with the full backing of the President of the Republic indurated the process by clandestinely and uncustomary installing one Kwadwo Kesse as Okuapehene adding that; it was done in full breach of article 276 of the 1992 Constitution.
He further pointed out that the National Security Operatives assaulted some Chiefs like Nana Apem Darko and Nana Kwesi Minako who is the Asonahene were thrown behind a pickup and driven to Koforidua without charge thrown behind cells, in flagrant violation of their constitutional rights.
Nana Kwaw Kuturuku V, further alleged that the National Security Operatives continued occupying the Okuapehene’s palace for two years and turned it into a weed-smoking brothel.
He noted that after a lot of crying and lamentation by the natives of Okuapeman, the National Security Operatives were recalled to Accra adding that; not too long after leaving, they returned and this time brought Kwadwo Kesse to occupy the palace saying “Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo shamelessly went to pay homage to Kwadwo Kesse in the desecrated Ofori Kuma Palace.”
Nana Kwaw Kuturuku V, further alleged that after the installation of an unfit person, the President had the nerves to invite the Queen-mother, Nana Afua Nketia Obour II, to the Jubilee House to coerce them to endorse and regularize the illegal installation of Kwadwo Kesse promising them buildings, cars, monies among other things.
“These nefarious things were outrightly rejected by Nana Afua Nketia Obour II, as if that was not enough, a government delegation led by the National Security Minister, Ken Dapaah, and the Secretary to the President, Nana Asante Bedietuo brought 62 rams and 62 cartoons of schnapps to appease the Okuapemhemeaa and the Okoman elders to accept the illegal installation. This was also unequivocally rejected”. He stated.
Nana Kwaw Kuturuku V, recall that in the heat of the Covid-19 pandemic and three days after a ban was placed on public gatherings, over 500 security personnel and a fleet of armored vehicles and land cruisers descended on Akropong to perform the illegal installation of Kwadwo Kesse at the taxpayers’ expense.
He also alleged that both biological parents of the said Kwadwo Kesse hails from Akyem Begoro and his installation is supposed to be a ploy by the Akyem Abuakwahene with the tacit support of President Akuffo-Addo to install a 100 percent Akyem boy as Okuapehene to eventually annex the Akuapem State.
Nana Kwaw Kuturuku V reminded those people who want to take over Okuapeman that is a full paramountcy and cannot be subservient to Akyem Abuakwa.
He accused President Akuffo-Addo of raiding and assaulting innocent men at the Okuapehene’s palace on January 24, 2018, which amounts to a clear breach of Articles 14, 15, and 18 of the Constitution, and the consequences are spelled out in Article 2 (4).
Nana Kwaw Kuturuku V, also reminded the President of the oath to the people of Ghana when he solemnly pledged that he will at all times preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Republic of Ghana.
He, therefore, called on all Ghanaians who advocate for freedom and justice to rise and save Okuapeman from the tyranny of Nana Akuffo-Addo and his cohorts.
Speaking to the victim who was brutally assaulted at the Okuapehene’s palace, Kwabena Boafo, confirmed the unfortunate incident that got his left leg to be amputated leaving him bedridden.
He, however, appealed to the police and other security operatives well as the judiciary to do everything thing humanly possible for Justice to be done by bringing the perpetrators of the heinous act to book.
We, the citizens of Akropong call on the president, H. E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as well as all Ghanaian advocates for freedom and justice to rise and save Okuapemman from tyranny
“Do not say it does not concern you, for it can spread like cancer and destroy the fabric of every society in Ghana. Be a Citizen and not a spectator”, Nana Kutruku v, stressed.