Three Traditional Councils in the Asuogyaman constituency in the Eastern region have declared their support for President John Mahama’s second term bid.
Chiefs from Akwamu, Anum and Boso say the amount of developments they have witnessed only point to the fact that Mahama’s mandate must be renewed.
The acting president of the Akwamu Traditional Council Osuogyasonu Yaw Boadu I made this declaration at a mini rally at Akosombo addressed by Mahama.
According to the chief, the traditional authorities will soon perform sacred rituals for the image of flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akufo-Addo to disappear from the ballot paper come December 7.
“We the chiefs have a ritual we perform every 40 days. Anyone who is familiar with our customs will know that it’s called ‘Adae’. During this ritual, what we do in the stool house and at the palace is to take stock of the good things happening in the nation and ask the nation to continue. We then find a way of remedying the bad ones. And so Akwamuman, Anumman, Bosoman and the entire Asuogyaman say JM ‘Toaso’ – (continue),” he stated.
“In conclusion, it’s sad that Asuogyaman constituency cannot boast of even one minister or a deputy. We are pleading with JM and assuring him that as we visit our black room for the sacred ritual, we are going to pour libation to delete the picture of the NPP flagbearer from the ballot paper so come December those who decide to vote for him do not even find him. The only image they will see will be that of John Mahama,” the Chief told the excited crowd.
The chief also asked the president to ensure their compensation for the construction of the Akosombo dam is released to them.