Chiefs in the Atwima Kwanwoma constituency of the Ashanti region have denied media reports suggesting that they have declared support for the candidature of the NPP flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo ahead of the December polls.

Reports are rife that the chiefs, numbering 58, pledged allegiance to the three-time flagbearer as he visited the area to campaign as part of his Ashanti regional campaign tour.

Leader of of the chiefs Otumfuo Mpaboahene, Nana Yaw Owusu, is reported to have accused the Mahama-led administration of neglecting them because of their perceived loyalty to the NPP.

But speaking to Nii Arday Clegg on the Morning Starr Thursday, Nana Yaw Owusu said the claim of their collective support for Akufo-Addo is not true.

“ We didn’t come together to endorse Akufo-Addo as they are claiming and it is not true that we said President Mahama has neglected us. What we said was that because of our perceived association with the Danqua-Busia-Dombo tradition people tend to think that we support the NPP. So we only told Akufo-Addo to help fix our roads if he becomes President,” he explained.

Meanwhile, the Catholic Bishops Conferenec has in a statement urged chiefs to desist from politics.

“We entreat our kings and chiefs to protect the integrity of their stools and skins by refraining from meddling in partisan politics to the displeasure of their subjects as if to say that the party they associate with or endorse is representative of their subjects’ choice as well.

“Politicians and traditional leaders must work to foster peace and seek the integral development of Ghanaians rather than to divide them,” the statement said Danso Acheampong


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