Atta Akyea not involved in Kyebi chieftaincy affairs

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

One comment

  1. Baafour Akoto ampofo

    I think the Abuakwa South Constituency Youth Wing of the New Patriotic Party (NPP),has come out with clear and meaningful words, considering what happen to Mr. Bampoh, this is not acceptable and the law has taking on wrong turn, they the people of Kyebi and surrounding villages the police need to bring such people to justice there is no one above the law. Dr.J B DANQUAH did not preach violence in politics, this act and behaviour of some of Okyeman youth is totally going to back-fire in the process of national issues. “What do galamsey operators “gat” to do with Royal Asona clan of Kyebi”?
    (LET SEPARATE THE CHIEFTAINCY FROM PARTY POLITICS)
    I greed with Mr Okoampa Agyemang, constituency Youth Organiser of the party, described the allegations against the MP and Mr Bampoh is baseless and unfounded insain
    and therefore the Okyeman youth should consider themselves as victims environmentally awareness.
    I think the Okyeman youth ASSOCIATION must distinct from this Family matters of the Royal Asona Clan they, themselves are not considers as kingmakers of Okyeman in any grounds they do not have any say when when it comes to chieftaincy affairs concerning the Okyehene’s palace all this creating lot of inflammatory words against some prominent people of Okyeman.
    The Elders of Okyeman,Heads and senior divisional chiefs and those of senior palanquin chiefs are very brilliant are active thinkers they can handle this situation without the so called Okyeman youth association.
    I therefore plead to the Okyeman youth association to distinct from the affairs of KYEBI ASONA CLAN they’ll only escalate the whole thing who said, he said.
    Long live Okyeman
    Long live Ghana
    Long live Okyeman youth.

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