Akwasi Addai Odike, the Founder and Leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP), has accused the Kumasi Traditional Council of a plot against him following his illegal mining allegation.
On Thursday, August 25, Odike told Citi News, that he still stands by his claim that some chiefs in the Ashanti Region engage in illicit mining.
“Was what I said wrong? They exaggerated the situation. Akwasi Addai said: “I reiterate it on your platform.” The Chiefs are involved in illegal mining.
He continued to emphasize that Otumfuo had previously repeated similar sentiments.
“They and the government conspired to destroy the waterbodies,” he continued. Galamsey must be condemned and combated by everybody and I don’t think it was incorrect of me to say that on Oyerepa.
In response to the Kumasi Traditional Council’s request that Oyerepa FM suspends operations on Friday, August 26 and issue an apology to demonstrate remorse, Akwasi Addai Odike said the radio station’s management must not be bullied.
He claims that the Kumasi Traditional Council lacks the power to make a decision that will have an effect on the livelihood of radio station owners. “They lack the authority to forbid someone from running a company in the area. They have absolutely no such authority. “Oyerepa must also raise the issue,” He called on the media commission to take charge of the situation because he believes the behaviour of the Traditional council is not in line with democracy.
Odike who was banned from going to his hometown – lamented.
He said he’s been in hiding after Monday’s attack on his office. The UPP leader alleged the Traditional Councils carried out these haste decisions that do not go according to their traditional norms. Odike believes only Otumfuos return can calm down the huge cloud hanging over their heads.
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