The Okyehene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin through his chief linguist Nana Kojo Antwi Bosiako has said, they have accepted the apology by the leadership of the NDC on behalf of NDC’s Ashanti Regional Secretary Mr. Kwame Zu.
The Delegation from the NDC was led by the National Chairman Mr Ofosu Ampofo together with Mr. Victor Smith, Betty Mould and other high ranks of the party to apologize on behalf of the NDC Ashanti Regional Secretary Mr. Kwame Zu for the comments he made against the Okyehen Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin.
Kwame Zu months ago said 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.
But the party hierarchy was at the Kyebi to have a closed-door meeting to apologize and settle differences between the two parties.
The Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Area of the Eastern Region said, He should compensate the Okyehene with 98 schnapps and 98 Sheeps but later on through the intervention of Hon. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo the decision was withdrawn.
According to the Linquist, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II said,” They don’t have any problem with the NDC Party and moreover he has worked with all the Former Presidents and the current Prez Nana Addo and he has a good relationship with them.”
‘Kwame Zu is my grandson and if he has wronged me and come with the delegation from the NDC Party which is led by their National Chairman to apologized to us I can’t say that I won’t accept the apology,’ he added.
Okyeame Antwi Bosiako continue that,” This should serve a deterrent to all the Politicians who always pour an insult on the Traditional Leaders should put a stop it today.”
Kwaku Zu didn’t had it easy today at the Ofori Panin fie. He was well reprimanded by all the Chiefs who was at the meeting. Again they asked him to remove his shoes and walk bare footed before them and everybody felt sorry for him and he was speechless.
Before they poured the libation and slaughtered the sheep for the purification of the Okyehene’s stool they youth in the area asked the chiefs to released him for them to disciplined him but the chiefs turn down their request.
Furthermore we asked you not to stepped your foot on all our 194 town’s land to performed your Party programmes if you failed to apologized to us.
…And today that banned has been lifted from your party and I believed that what you gone through here will made you to be mindful of your words against the Traditional Rulers.”
We wish you well our son , again we advice you go and sin no more.
The National Chairman for NDC Mr. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo on his party said, ”He is very exited about what he has seen at the Ofori Panin Fie today he was surprised too. Because earlier on the way these issue raised tension in the whole country and we thought we will see something different all together.”
Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II has showed us love and have sympathy on us we are most grateful to him.
”We the NDC Party also don’t have problem with Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council and we will continue to work with them whenever they will call upon for any assistance.”
Hon. Ofosu Ampofo added, ”Per what you he have gone through today would serve him a great lesson. These must serve a hall mark for all the politicians who on one way or the other when they get any opportunity to talk they attacked our leaders must refrain from that.”
Some of the Delegations are the Deputy General Secretary Hon. Barbara Asamoah, Ambassador Victor Smith, Former A.G Better Mould, Former Board Chairman for Metro Mass Transit Mr. Antwi Gyemfi, E/R Secretary Mr. Kudjo Adukpo and other dignitaries from the NDC Party.
He also said,” yesterday former Prez John Mahama called me and said if I come I should apologized to Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II and his elders this incident wouldn’t happen again and we are very sorry for the misfortune statement made by our A/R Secretary against his stool.”