Asogli State threatens Blay over Togbe Afede

Secretary of the Asogli State Council, Stephen Tetteh, has called on Freddie Blay to as a matter of urgency, apologize to Togbe Afede for making unsavoury remarks about the traditional ruler.

The group in a statement issued in Accra on Thursday said it takes strong exception to the comment made by the NPP National Chairman, stressing that, Mr Blay showed gross disrespect toward the president of the National House of Chiefs.

Togbe Afede at a gathering on Tuesday is reported to have suggested to the Special Prosecutor to investigate Mr. Blay over the 275 buses he purchased for the ruling NPP ahead of the party’s conference in Koforidua.

The comment attracted a strongly-worded response from the former First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, allegedly describing Togbe Afede’s statement as “palmwine business talk” based on sheer ignorance.

But the group in a response has said, “We take strong exceptions to the statements, names and comments in this reply as they are insulting and disrespectful.

“A statement such as this and from the President of the National House of Chiefs and an astute businessman does not warrant the kind of response from the National Chairman of the ruling party, a former 1st Deputy Speaker of Parliament and a lawyer.”

The statement added, “The Asogli State Council demands an unqualified apology from the NPP and its Chairman for this misconduct and disrespect shown to Togbe with immediate effect. Since the NPP remained silent, we can only conclude that this might be part of their boardroom decisions. Failure to heed to this clarion call and the next line of action would be announced ASAP. ENOUGH is ENOUGH”.

Togbe Afede XIV is the President of the National House of Chiefs and Agbogbomefia of the Asogli State and President of Asogli Traditional Area in the Volta Region.

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