President John Mahama has paid a courtesy call on Okyehene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II, paramount chief of Akyem Abuakwa.

The visit to Okyehene was the next stop of Mahama following his successful visit to the Volta Region.

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The visit was part of his five-day Eastern regional campaign tour.

Okyehene Amoatia Ofori Panin, lauded president Mahama and the NDC government for his outstanding performance when it comes to infrastructure development.

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The NDC has declared “Operation 50 – 50” in the Eastern Region, which is to split the votes with it opponent, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), and President Mahama’s visit is to boost the morale of the regional executives of his party, as they prepare for this year’s elections.

In April 2016, the Kyebi Executive Council banned two Eastern Region executive members of the NDC from visiting Okyehene’s palace.

According to the Council, the two executives -  Regional Chairman, Tawiah Boateng and Youth Organizer, Appaw Haruna Owiredu - have brought the name of the Paramount Chief, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, into disrepute hence the decision.

They were banned for disrespecting the chiefs and elders of the area.