Sunyani chiefs against Asoma-Cheremeh's nomination as regional minster
At a press conference at the Palace of the Sunyani Omanhene on Thursday, the Krontihene of the area, Nana Bofotia Boa Amponsem II said the conduct of Mr Asoma-Cheremeh towards the authority of the traditional council has been unacceptable.
The president, Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in announcing Mr Asoma-Cheremeh as Brong Ahafo Regional Minister designate on Tuesday said Mr Asoma-Cheremeh’s hard work enabled the NPP to win 20 seats in the region.
But Nana Amponsem has stressed that there is no way the traditional Council would be able to work with Mr Asoma-Cheremeh as the regional minister.
He, however, indicated that the Traditional Council, if approached, would be willing to settle their impasse with Mr Asoma-Cheremeh, who is also the current regional chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The Paramount Chief, Nana Bosoma Asor Nkrawiri, in October 2016, declared support for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential candidate John Mahama.
He predicted that John Mahama will win the 2016 election in the region with an overwhelming 80%.
The NPP, however, condemned statement from the paramount chief, describing it as unfortunate and a breach of the country’s constitution.
The Regional Chairman of the NPP Mr Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh then indicated that the Chief "stooped to the lowest level to call on residents of the region to endorse the Presidency of Mahama".
He asked the Paramount Chief “not to have appetite for favours from the President at the expense of their subjects. Our chiefs should realize that power is transient and the word impermanence is attached to every sphere of life.”
But the Traditional Council raised concerns with the comments by the regional executives and asked the Brong Ahafo Regional Council of Elders of the NPP to compel the regional executives to apologise.
The council said Mr. Asomah-Cheremeh had undermined the authority of the Sunyani Omanhene.
But the NPP failed to apologise for the comments. This has resulted in a misunderstanding between the two factions.
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