The youth of Gbese have replied the kingmakers that they have no grounds to instruct Nii Ayi-Bonte II to abdicate as the chief of Gbese.
Over the week, the Gbese Kingmakers gave Nii Ayi-Bonte one-week ultimatum to abdicate his throne following the latter’s pronouncement that should President John Mahama fail to retain his seat in the December polls he would step aside as King of Gbese.
Following the Kingmakers’ one-week ultimatum, the Gbese Youth led by their chairman Nii Annan Agbo, addressed the media on Thursday at the forecourt of the Gbese Palace.
Below is the full text:
The Gbese Divisional Council has noted with concern purported calls by self-styled king makers and politically manipulated individuals on the Gbese Mantse, Nii Ayibonte II to abdicate. We have also noted with anxiety meetings and plans to disturb the peace and tranquility of Gbese from the mid-night of 6th January, 2017.
We the people of Gbese irrespective of our political affiliation. Wish to state categorically that Nii Ayi-Bonte ii has committed no crime to warrant abdication. Nii Ayi-Bonte II like any other chief in Ghana expressed his joy at the sod-cutting for the rebuilding of the Salaga Market. He enumerated other development projects seen under the government and went on to mention particular, the laudable efforts of the Hon. Member of Parliament , Nii Lante Vanderpuje and the Accra Mayor, Dr. Alfred Okoe Vanderpuje in bringing those developments. He pledged his support for the MP and the Mayor. He asked the Chief of Staff to inform the President to keep them as ministers for more developments. He pledged that if Nii Lantey Vanderpuje and Alfred Okoe Vandepuje are beaten in the Parliamentary election, he would step down. They have won, so what is Nii Ayi-Bonte’s crime?
Those self-styled Kingmakers, are in a hurry to embark on their long held intentions of creating chaos in Gbese. We however, wish to state that, Nii Ayi-Bonte II was traditional and customarily enstooled Chief of Gbese. Disgruntled individuals battled him throughout the courts to the highest court of the land, the Supreme Court failed to undo what was rightly and properly done by the Kingmakers. If they think they would now use the back door to embark on another reckless and unwarranted disturbance of the peace of Gbese and Accra then they should be ready for a long and belligerent battle.
We have enjoyed peace and stability over the past years and nobody would be allowed to disturb this peace and we cherish so much. We have not forgotten the violence, murders and injuries they inflicted on us for years and wish to assure them that the blood, shed by our elders, people and the youth in those miscreants who we call jailbirds that, we would defend Gbese with our lives .
Anyone who think that they could use the illegitimate means to destool Nii Ayi-bonte II should be ready to wipe off the face of the earth all the people of Gbese.
We are by this statement calling on the President of Ghana and the President elect, IGP, and all concerned with the peace and security of the country to take note these developments and those individuals who are bent on causing the disruption of peace and act appropriately.
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Long live the Chiefs and people of Gbese.
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