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Gilbert Frimpong
1 July 2012 | Ghana Elections

The chief of Akwatia, Osabarima Kofi Boateng III has debunked rumors making rounds in the country that any presidential aspirant that visit the Akwatia township crossing the stream that link Akyem Boadua to the Akwatia township known as “Asuo Bosom Tweree” will loose the election in his/her bid of becoming a president.

Apparently not happy with the rumours, Osabarima asked for the authencity of the rumours and asked those spreading the rumours to come to him and prove it. “Rawlings crossed it and became president. Bussia crossed it and also became a president so what are you talking about” he fumed. According to Osabarima, the rumours has no basis and it is just a deliberate attempt by some unscrupulous people to tarnish the image of the town. Osabarima added that this rumours which politicians have also paid heed to is negatively affecting the town in diverse ways and is also halting development in the town. He therefore pleaded with presidential candidates who are going round the country to reject this “baseless rumours” and come to the town for their political programs.

Its been rumoured that any presidential candidates that goes to Akwatia apparently crossing the stream that links Akyem Boadua to Akwatia loose the presidential slot. Though it is not certain which presidential candidate has tried it and lost the election, this rumour has gain root across the country and so for some time now all major political programs in the constituency are held at Akyem Boadua instead of the capital Akwatia.

Osabarima was speaking at a ceremony held at Akwatia to inaugurate the newly created Denkyembour district. Osabarima also pleaded with the politicians to ensure peace in this year's general elections.

Mr. Baba Jamal Ahmed a deputy minister of finance and an NDC parliamentary candidate for the constituency as well as his counterpart in the NPP Dr. Kofi Asare all promised to ensure peace in the constituency before, during and after this years general elections.

The newly creted district “Denkyembour District was officially commissioned by Brig. Gen. Nunoo Mensah, the national security advisor.

Meanwhile, a vice chairman of the ruling NDC in the constituency Mr. Henry Boakye known in the area as Okoyo has also debunked claims that he fueled the chaos that characterized the 2009 six – pollen stations re-run election in the constituency. Okoyo said, “the NPP's allegation against me has no basis because I was even not in the constituency when the said violence started”. “I will therefore find an appropriate platform to respond to that allegation” he added.

Gilbert Frimpong
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