- Freddie Blay has been asked to apologize to the Asogli State over 'insulting' comments made to Togbe Afede
- The NPP chairman is reported as implying that Togbe Afede is a palm-wine tapper
- The council of the Asogli State is thereby threatening further action should the NPP and Freddie Blay fail to apologize
The Asogli State Council in the Volta Region wants the newly-elected chairperson of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddie Blay, to render an unqualified apology for "insulting" Agbogbomefia Togbe Afede XIV.
It all comes after an online portal, Mynewsgh.com, reported that Freddie Blay has called Togbe Afede an "ignorant person who talks like a palm-wine tapper" during his response over the 275 minibuses for 275 constituencies.
According to the Asogli State, they will be taking the next line of action if the NPP and Freddie Blay refuse to render an apology.
The decision for Freddie Blay to purchase these buses has caused a stir in the political scene as critics question his source of income.
Togbe Afede had earlier reacted to the controversy surrounding Freddie Blay's bus controversy saying it deepens corruption in the country.
"Sometime ago, it was one party building a multi-million dollar headquarters, we all sat down and did not complain. And recently, an aspiring chairman of a party buying several 275 vehicles.
These are matters that should attract Nananom’s attention. And I’m very happy that at least the latest one has attracted the attention of the special prosecutor. Unfortunately, the canker has spread so deeply,” he argued.
Freddie Blay started his political career as a staunch member of the Convention People's Party (CPP).
He had issues with party members of the CPP when he was heard contesting for president Akufo-Addo who was then a presidential candidate in the 2008 elections.
After resigning from the CPP, he joined the NPP where he was first nominated the acting national chairman of the party and now elected officially.
"We are all coming together. We will inspire each other for the elections of 2020. The future of the party is very bright and we are very prepared for the election 2020," Freddie Blay revealed to the media just after his election.
The lead up to the national congress was accompanied by some controversies regarding vote buying.
Freddie Blay was criticized for flexing his financial muscle by first buying 275 buses for all constituencies and also allegedly sharing wads of cedis with a picture of him embossed on them.
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