The New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Savannah Region has accused the flagbearer of the 2020 National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Drammani Mahama of stoking ‘chieftaincy conflict” in the area.
In a statement sighted by ghdominancenews.com, signed by the party’s communications director, Mohammed Issah the NPP said “We cannot continue to politicize our Chieftaincy institution in the manner our compatriots in the NDC are doing. We must endeavour to devour politics from our cherished chiefdom. That is the most responsible thing to do as politicians. Our Chiefs and elders deserve better.
“Below is a full statement by the party:
Press Release –
10/08/2020THE DESPERATE AND WANING CANDIDATE MAHAMA AND HIS NDC IN SAVANNAH REGION STOKING CHIEFTAINCY CONFLICTS IN GONJALAND
The New Patriotic Party in the Savannah Region has taken notice of the apparent consistent attempts by the NDC in the Region in connivance with some few self seeking individuals at reigniting and creating new Chieftaincy problems in the Region.
This obviously follows a realization that the NDC has lost touch with its base in the Region. The unprecedented and rapid development of the Region by H.E President Akufo Addo and his appointees in the Region has since overwhelmed their expectations and so the only resort to them is to destabilize the Region as already planned.
We cannot continue to politicize our Chieftaincy institution in the manner our compatriots in the NDC are doing. We must endeavour to devour politics from our cherished chiefdom. That is the most responsible thing to do as politicians. Our Chiefs and elders deserve better.
A recall of an earlier attempt to drag some of our revered Chiefs into their destabilization agenda was the engagement of some palaces in the Voter Registration Exercise that failed. They forced their way into some palaces and desperately forged a claim that these Chiefs and their followers were going to be disenfranchised in the then upcoming Registration Exercise.
Thankfully, this backfired and the process has since ended without any Chief or his followers disenfranchised.The next on the destabilization agenda was the desecration of the palace of our own overlord, Yagbonwura Tuntumba Boresa I. Candidate Mahama and his NDC in their wanton disrespect to the people of Gonjaland and our Yagbonwura turned the Jakpa Palace into a political platform where propaganda press conferences were held.
It took the resilience of the NPP in Gonjaland to stop this disrespect to our palace and seat of the King and Overlod of Gonja.The latest strenuous attempts by Candidate Mahama and his NDC in the Region to crush the heads of the Bolewura and his father, the Yagbonwura has also been noticed.
The NDC in the Region clandestinely faked the recent enskinment knowing very well the rift that existed between the Bolewura and his father Yagbonwura Tuntumba Boresa I had just recently been sorted by very eminent Chiefs and the Regional Security Council.
It was a planned action to reignite the feud that was long sorted between a Father and his Son.The Bolewura in a statement has said he was not in his palace during the purported enskinment of Candidate Mahama. The question to ask is, what was the motive of this ill-advised activity? Who orchestrated that sacred activity meant for the Bolewura? Why would the Former President Mahama allow for such a disrespect at the Bolewura and his father the Yagbonwura?The Yagbonwura enskined H.E President Akufo Addo as the “Yena Wura” some few months ago and upgraded him to Yena Wura Wura when he recently cut sod for the Damongo Water Project. Something Candidate Mahama couldn’t do for his people in 4 years as the luckiest Vice President and 4 years as President. This literally means “the promise keeper”.
The supposed skin purportedly dashed Candidate Mahama by some persons yet to be known is “Kashinten wura”; literally meaning “the truth teller”. This is a direct slap in the face of the Yagbonwura meant to equalize what the revered overlord offered the President for his sacrifice to Gonjaland.
It was surely well orchestrated to build some bad blood between the 2; Bolewura and his Father the Yagbonwura.Let it be known, that all political parties in Gonjaland have members who belong to royal families. It is not only the NDC that has members who are Royals. The attempt to engage the few sub Chiefs who think along the NDC to create trouble in the Region will not be countenanced.
The Yagbonwura, the Buipewura, the Kpembewura, and very well-meaning Chiefs and personalities with the support of our able Regional Minister and his REGSEC have all worked tirelessly to restore peace in Bole. This follows the inability of Former President Mahama to solve this same nagging matter.
It is therefore disheartening that the same President Mahama then who did virtually nothing about the fracas in Bole and subsequently failed to resolve same will turn round to foment trouble after the matter was resolved recently.
The disrespect to Yagbonwura and his elders must stop. We call on the media and all well-meaning Gonjalanders to as a matter of urgency name and shame Candidate Mahama and his NDC so we have our peace in the Region. Our Chieftaincy institution deserve better.
God bless Gonjaland and God bless our Homeland Ghana.
Mohammed Issah (0244227266)
Director of Communications-Savannah Region NPP.
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