Minister cancels visit to Okyehene after ban on NDC executives
Following a ban on the Eastern Region executives of the NDC by the OkyemanTraditional Council, the regional minister has postponed a working visit to the Okyehene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori.
The decision by the minister is seen as a move to curtail any banter that will further deepen the feud between the Okyehene and the Eastern Region NDC.http://ghanapoliticsonline.com
The Okyeman council banned two NDC executives in the Eastern Region for allegedly insulting and dragging the name of the paramount in the mud.
A statement signed by the council’s spokesperson, D.M Ofori Atta, said Bismark Tawiah Boateng and Apaw-Wiredu Haruna, regional chairman and regional youth organizer respectively, have been banned from the chief’s palace indefinitely.
The regional minister, Mavis Ama Frempong says she decided to postpone the visit to allow her consult the NDC executives on the matter in a bid to bring peace between the Council and the executives.
Mr Tawiah Boateng and Apau Haruna Owiredu reportedly casted aspersions and insinuations on the paramount chief after he led a group of chiefs on a road tour of roads in the region most of which were in a deplorable state.
The two are alleged to have made unsavory comments on the revered chief for going on that road tour which they believed was aimed at painting the government in a negative light.
According the council, this conduct and many others by Mr Tawiah Boateng especially, led the council to arrive at the decision against the regional chairman and youth organizer.
The Council had written to the Eastern Region Minister, who was expected to pay a courtesy call on the Okyehene at his palace on Friday, not to include Bismarck Tawiah Boateng and Apau Haruna Owiredu in her entourage.
The regional minister subsequently informed the council about her decision to postpone her visit.
Meanwhile, Tawiah Boateng has lauded the decision by the regional minister to suspend her visit.
According to him the decision was timely and has saved her from embarrassment by the Okyeman Council.
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