- The morning show host expresses disgust at politicians who play tribal politics
- He asks for Ghanaians to unite against politicians who seek to divide
Host of Peace FM’S morning show Kokrokoo, Kwami Sefa Kayi, has warned politicians to desist from pushing agenda that divides Ghanaians. He believes that majority of citizens will not stand for it.
He was speaking on reports of an alleged feud between the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and some members of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP). The issue is said to be bordered on traditional clashes between people of Akyem and Asante.
On Wednesday as NPP executives went to see the Otumfuo at the Manhyia Palace, reports indicate tensions were high. It may be the reason why the executives knelt to apologise to the Asantehene.
The NPP executives were led by acting General Secretary, John Boadu. Others were Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah and party regional chairman, Bernard Antwi Boasiako.
During a discussion on his show, the former GJA Journalist of the year said that it was better for politicians to promote unity. Sefa Kayi cautioned that a time was coming when citizens will stand up against divisive politicians.
“If it’s the NDC in opposition, you think about a way to fan it [tribal divisions] and if it’s the NPP in opposition, they also look for a way to fan it. One day, we will take our country from your hands and beat you up”.
Issues of tension between the Asante royal stool and the two biggest political parties in Ghana are not uncommon. A few years ago, NDC-appointed Kumasi mayor Kojo Bonsu was in such hot waters.
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On Tuesday May 8, President Akufo Addo met the Asante monarch behind closed doors. Government officials have confirmed that they spoke about the alleged offences against the Asantehene.
Government would hope the matter is resolved amicably. This is because a healthy co-operation with traditional authority is necessary for governance.
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