Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council is leading a demonstration Monday against the leadership of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the region.
According to the State Secretary of the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council, Daniel Marfo Ofori-Atta, the Ashanti Regional Secretary of the NDC, Kwame Zu, made “abusive and provocative statements” against Okyehene, Amoatia Ofori Panin II.
Kwame Zu is reported on many online platforms to have said last Thursday that the people of Kyebi competed with animals until former President John Mahama provided water for its residents, despite the town being the hometown of President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council seems to perceive the comments as an insult to the Okyehene, the Paramount Chief.
One news portal quoted Mr Zu as follows during an address to the pressure group Coalition for National Sovereignty :
“If this Kejetia edifice had been in Kyebi won’t Akufo-Addo open it for his people to use? What development has he brought to Asanteman…even his own hometown his people were competing for drinking water with animals, John Mahama had to provide potable water for his kinsmen. Until John Mahama provided water for him, Okyehene was drinking with animals.”
Demonstrators hold placards showing their disapproval of the comment by the NDC executive.
Some of the placards read, “NDC and Zu, Okyeman has rejected you,” This nonsense from NDC must stop,” among others.
Watch photos of Monday’s demonstration by the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council below.