Appointment Of Cheremeh Shows Disrespectful Nature Of Prez Akufo Addo – Kontihene


The Kontihene of Sunyani Traditional Council, Nana Bofotia Boaponsem II,

says the appointment of Lawyer Kwaku Asomah- Cheremeh as the Brong Ahafo

Regional Minister shows the disrespectful nature of President Akufo-Addo.

According to him, the appointment of Asomah-Cheremeh irrespective

of his gross insubordination to the Sunyani Traditional Council proves

the point that the entire NPP executives in Brong Ahafo and the President,

Nana Akufo-Addo are in support of his behaviour.

The clearly livid Kontihene told Okay FM’s Ade Akye Abia Morning Show host,

 Kwame Nkrumah Tikesie that Nana Obiri Boahen, NPP’s deputy

General Secretary’s remarks that the Sunyani Traditional Council

does not have the locus to reject the President’s nominee affirms belief that the party [NPP]

has no respect for Chieftaincy Institution in the country.

Kontihene recounted that lawyer Asomah-Cheremeh incited the public to

disregard Chieftaincy Institution by refusing to comply with their orders. 

“It is not only the legal process which is used to govern the country;

tradition and culture are also used to govern a country, and also we

use conventions and Common Law to govern a country as it is captured in the Constitution”, he averred.

“How can you [Asomah-Cheremeh] be a leader in a region where you

incite the public against Chieftaincy Institution? He has no respect and

recognition to the Chieftaincy Institution. Appointing Asomah-Cheremeh

as Brong Ahafo Regional Minister shows the disrespectful nature of

Nana Akufo-Addo in addition to Asomah-Cheremeh who he [Nana Addo] is encouraging”, he fumed.

He added that no matter how small Obiri Boahen will describe

the Sunyani Traditional Council, it remains a sovereign traditional council;

thus, he expected the NPP’s Deputy General Secretary to calm tempers down

but it appears, he is inciting the youth to disrespect the traditional council.

“….this issue of the 80 percent declaration by the Sunyani Omanhene for

former President Mahama, as a result of which the NPP’s Chairman for

Brong Ahafo denigrated the Paramount Chief in public, the same

Omanhene said to Candidate Akufo Addo that by his next visit to

Sunyani, he will be the President…why did the NPP never insult

the Paramount Chief for those assertions?” Nana Boamponsem II rhetorically asked.

Source: Daniel Adu Darko/

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