A Deputy National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Godwin Ako Gunn has called the bluff of the Kyebi Traditional Council accusing them of harbouring ‘deep seated hatred’ for the main opposition political party.
The Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council on Monday, September 23, 2019 embarked on a demonstration to protest a comment by the Ashanti Regional Secretary of the NDC, Kwame Zu, that, the Okyenhene would still be “drinking water with animals” if the former President, John Mahama had not provided Okyeman with portable water.
He made the statement at a demonstration organised by some opposition parties to protest hardship in the country. Kwame Zu has since apologised.
The comment however did not sit well with the people of the politically vibrant state of Akyem Abuakwa and their chiefs.
The Traditional Council at the demonstration demanded that Kwame Zu and the NDC come to apologise or risk being banned from operating in the kingdom of Akyem Abuakwa.
Reacting to the demands by the chiefs on Angel FM, Accra’s Evening News, Ako Gunnsaidthe decision to embark on the demonstration is a ‘political one’.
“It is as if the chiefs already have a deep seated hatred against the NDC, otherwise why will they drag the NDC into this whole thing? At least Kwame Zu never made the comments on an NDC platform…so why blame the NDC for the comments made in his private capacity…?,” he said.
According to Mr Gunn, the chiefs should have at least read and appreciated the apology from Kwame Zu before deciding to embark on the demonstration.
“On Friday, Kwame Zu wrote a letter apologising to the chiefs of Akyem Abuakwa, are the chiefs telling us they didn’t see the letter and its contents? Or is it that politically, they have already made up their minds so they just wanted to execute whatever agenda they have against the NDC?,” he quized.
Kwame Zu, Mr Gunn said ought to be dealt with in his private capacity.
“The fact that he’s an NDC executive doesn’t mean he does everything in his capacity as an NDC member…he has his right to act in his private capacity…,” he added.
The Montie 3 member said the Traditional Council should have written to the NDC if they wanted an apology from them.
“At least the council could have written to the NDC demanding an apology if they felt offended by the comments made by Kwame Zu…,” he said.
Source: Ghana | Angelfmonlinegh.com | KWAKU NTI