Okyenhene forgives Kwame Zu and lifts ban on NDC in Kyebi area


The National Executives of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) were in Kyebi in the Eastern Region on Thursday, together with the Ashanti Regional Secretary of the party, Mr  Kwame Zu, to apologise to the Okyenhene and Okyeman.

Following that, the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council accepted the apology and lifted the ban on the activities of the NDC in the area.

The traditional council imposed a ban on the NDC following an unsavoury remark against the Okyenhene Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin by the Ashanti Regional Secretary of the NDC, Mr Kwame Zu, during an anti-government protest in Kumasi, about four months ago.

Subsequently, the traditional council banned the NDC in all the 940 communities in Okyeman.

The Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin and the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Authority accepted an apology from the NDC for comments made against the overlord and the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Authority by its Ashanti Regional Secretary, Kwame Zu, in September.

Traditional leaders in Akyem on September 23 led a demonstration to register their displeasure over what they described as unsavoury statements made by Kwame Zu and went on to pronounce a ban on the NDC from entering any palace in the Akyem area.

They also demanded an apology and a ritual pacification.

Kwame Zu reportedly said that until the intervention of then-President John Mahama, the Okyenhene had to resort to sharing drinking water with animals.

Representatives of the NDC, led by its national chairman Ofosu Ampofo, Kwame Zu and other executives from the Ashanti and Eastern Regional branches today, Thursday went through necessary rites which included the pouring of libation and slaughtering of a sheep which forms part of the ritual pacification.

Source: Graphiconline


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