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03.03.2009 NDC News

NDC Invokes Another Deity

By Daily Guide

THREE MONTHS after Ashanti Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Daniel Ohene Agyekum, invoked the Antoa deity to kill some members of the media and the New Patriotic Party (NPP), another leading member of the ruling party has also done the same thing.

This time around, the NDC Propaganda Secretary for the Wasa Amenfi East constituency in the Western region, Timothy Asante has allegedly called upon four river gods with three eggs from a locally-bred fowl and a bottle of Schnapps to curse NPP supporters in the area.

This was supposedly upon the suspicion that they were responsible for the destruction of NDC billboards in the area.

Speaking to DAILY GUIDE, Timothy Asante said the hysteria surrounding the recent destruction of NDC billboards in the area necessitated his action, and blamed the NPP for it.

He noted that on February 25, it was reported to him that an NDC billboard bearing pictures of Prof. Mills and the NDC Parliamentary candidate, Ofosu Oppong, erected at New Town, a suburb of Wasa Nananko, had been destroyed.

He said he became furious after the reports indicated that nobody would own up to destroying them.

Mr. Asante said he then went to the palace of the Chief of Nananko, Nana Dankwa to ask permission to invoke the deity to kill those behind the destruction of the said billboards.

Afterwards, he went and bought three white eggs, a bottle of Schnapps and called upon the four river gods, namely Asamenso, the legendary Antoa, Asuo Nanta and Ayanor to kill the “perpetrators” in the full glare of onlookers.

Reports however indicated that he was once called to book by the same Chief he claimed granted him permission for the act.

An insider told this paper that the NDC Propaganda Secretary for the Wasa Amenfi East constituency was made to pay ten Ghana cedis along with a bottle of Schnapps and a crate of soft drinks since the stool of the land was against the evoking of such divinity.  

When reached for his reaction, a leading member of the NPP in that constituency, Justice Twum Asamoah, said his party would not retaliate even though they have also recorded several incidents of billboards destruction in the constituency.

“When the election results were declared, we had complaints of thugs felling our billboards and we reported the issue to our superiors but the case was allowed to rest. But with this, we have already told our foot-soldiers to remain calm as we deal with it at the hierarchy level,” Twum Asamoah told DAILY GUIDE.

Frank Ossei Kwame, Dunkwa-on-Offin