The Volta Regional Secretariat of the National Democratic Congress says, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s disrespect shown to Torgbui Adzonugaga Amenya Fiti V is a disrespect to the people of the entire Volta Region.
The NDC in the Volta Region has noted with shock the retort of the president, in condescending, rude and disrespectful manner to the venerable Chief, Torgbui Adzonugaga Amenya Fiti V who was only seeking the completion of an abandoned E-Block within his Traditional Area.
According to the NDC, this project is to enable his [Chief] subjects have access to quality education to enable them contribute more meaningfully to the development aspirations of not only his traditional area but Ghana as a whole.
In a statement signed by Hon. Henry Ametefe, NDC Volta Regional Chairman said, Ghanaian chiefs regardless of which part of the country they exercise their traditional authority, need to be treated with exemplary respect.
The party added that, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who is the first gentlemen of the land, should not be the one leading the charge in denigrating the chieftaincy institution of Ghana as he has done with respect to the humble request by Togbui Fiti V.
The NDC reinterated that, it will be recalled that, the NPP National Chairman, Mr Freddie Blay, once referred to Togbe Afede XIV as a palm tapper. Neither the NPP as a party, nor the President came out to condemn such an unprovoked attack on the chieftaincy institution and the person of Togbe Afede XIV.
“We demand a retraction and apology from the President for his condescending comments, as proof that he regrets his comment and as show of exemplary leadership.”