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    “Forgive me my sins” – Krontihene apologises to Mahama for rejecting him

    The Krontihene of the Anum traditional area, Osahene Owusu Ntow IV, has issued an apology to the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama, for actively campaigning against him during the 2016 general election.

    Osahene Owusu Ntow IV revealed that he was among the outspoken traditional leaders who publicly opposed and rejected former President Mahama and his government. This opposition stemmed from a declaration of unwavering support for the NDC leader by an Akwamu chief.

    “A certain Chief in Akwamu endorsed president Mahama, claiming that all the chiefs in Anum support him. I went on radio to debunk the claim that we all support him. I am that chief who did that but your Excellency, forgive me my sins,” he begged.

    During the “Building Ghana Tour” in the Eastern Region, Osahene Owusu Ntow, the Krontihene of the Anum traditional area, welcomed the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer.

    In a surprising revelation, Osahene Owusu Ntow expressed that he had initially supported the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to come to power.

    He attributed this support to Vice President Bawumia’s persuasive communication skills, describing them as “sweet talks.”

    “I didn’t know His Excellency Alhaji Dr. Mahamoud Bawumia was more of a Conman than me. He deceived us into voting for him. He consequently graded our road but the road is in its worst condition. We don’t need anything, we don’t need toilet, water all what we are asking is our roads,” he lamented.

    In his address, the Chief highlighted several areas, including Gyakiti, Agyena, Akwamufie, Anum-Boso, among others, as having deplorable road networks.

    The Chief used this observation to advise his subjects, urging them to reject governments that, in his view, neglect their development needs. Instead, he encouraged them to vote for competent leadership that prioritizes and actively works towards the improvement of essential infrastructure such as roads.

    “We are now wild awake. If we could say in the past that we were born into NPP but now things have changed. We can only assure president Mahama of our votes if he’s able to convince us because those we followed couldn’t help us. This time we are not doing politics again. Mr Mahama and Hon. Ampem Nyarko (referring to the MP for Asuogyaman), the ball is in your possession, we will only shout goal when you play it into the net,” he stated.


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