Pressure is mounting on the Chief of Akyem Abuakwa Amotia Ofori Panyin and some other chiefs to counter and dilute the effect of the advise to the EC from the National House of Chiefs. The Akyem Abuakwa hene and some other chiefs who are close allies of prez Akuffo addo always disagree with the national house of chiefs whenever they issue a statement against the NPP government.
The National House of Chiefs issued a statement cautioning the electoral commission of Ghana to be very careful of not disenfranchising and bringing electoral violence to Ghana since the tangent they moving on towards the compilation of a new voters register is a very slippery and can lead to Civil war. Part of the statement issued by the electoral commission said ”
Central to the escalating tension is the decision of the electoral commission to compile a new voter’s register. Unfortunately, the EC failed to honour invitations to the national house of chiefs, when our traditional leaders wanted the opportunity to promote dialogue in the interest of peace.
We want to call on the EC to make peaceful conduct of this year’s general elections its primary objectives. It would require, among others, that no qualified Ghanaian is disenfranchised, and that the elections are free and fair.
We all have to remember that power is not exercised in a vacuum, and so it would be naïve of anyone to think that a constitutionally created “independent body” has unbridled power. That cannot be the intention of the framers of our constitution”
It will be recall that the Akyem Abuakwa hene and his allies issued a counter statement against the national house of chiefs when they asked prez Akuffo addo not to politicize the district assembly elections and for the president to call off his proposed referendum in December, 2019.
For this reason it’s clear a statement may be issued by Amotia Ofori Panyin opposing or in disagreement of the statement issued by the National House of Chiefs.