The Abuakwa South Constituency Youth Wing of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has denied the involvement of the party and its Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Mr Samuel Atta Akyea, in the chieftaincy matters at Kyebi.
The NPP and Mr Atta Akyea have been accused by a group calling itself Okyeman Youth Association for instigating one Odehye Kwame Adjei Boateng who accused the Okyehene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panyin for being behind illegal mining activities in the area.
Addressing a press conference at Kyebi on Wednesday, Mr Okoampa Agyemang, constituency Youth Organiser of the party, described the allegations as baseless and unfounded.
He said it was not true that Odehye Boateng used the party’s pick-up to carry the sheep that was used to invoke the great oath of Akyem Abuakwa against the Okyehene.
The constituency secretary said on the day in question, the MP and other party officials used the vehicle to convey them to a funeral at Addo Nkwanta.
Mr Okoampa said it was not also true that Mr Atta Akyea was in the race for the Akyem Abuakwa kinship and that anybody who wanted to know the truth can investigate the event.
He said at the time of nomination, selection and installation of Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panyin as Okyehene, Mr Atta Akyea was not in the country.
Mr Okoampa said Mr Atta Akyea rather supported and endorsed the current Okyehene nomination against Odehye Boateng who had drawn swords with the king.
He said the so called Okyeman Youth Association was seeking to create the impression that Mr Atta Akyea lost in the race for the kinship and out of envy was seeking to denigrate the Okyehene.
“This is clearly baseless and infantile reasoning that should be rubbished by all reasonable people,” Mr Okoampa maintained.
“We the youth of Abuakwa South NPP wants to state categorically that, we and our MP are not interested in any chieftaincy matters in this area and therefore will not involve ourselves in it”, he emphasised.
Odehye Boateng, recently accused the Okyehene for being behind illegal mining popularly called galamsey at Kyebi and its environs.
That development had created confusion between the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council and the accuser, which led to physical assault of Mr Kwasi Bampoe, Constituency Secretary of the NPP, by some galamsey operators.
They flattened two tyres of the Toyota Pick-Up Mr Bampoe was using at the time.
The youth wing therefore called on the police to investigate the attack and bring the perpetrators to book. GNA