- Nana Osei Wusu, the Sanaahene of Atebubu has disclosed that he is a supporter of the ruling NDC on Accra 100.5 FM on Thursday
- Supporters of the party had formed factions and fought themselves as word got round that President John Mahama had fired the DCE
- Nana Osei Wusu called on the President to come out and clear the air so that calm could return to Atebubu
Ghana’s constitution does not permit chiefs and traditional rulers to be actively seen in active partisan politics but Nana Osei Wusu, the Sanaahene of the Atebubu Traditional Council has openly disclosed that he is a member of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The chief was speaking on Accra 100.5FM on Thursday March 31, 2016 where he revealed it that he is affiliated to the NDC as he commented on the violence that hit the party in Atebubu-Amantin on Wednesday night.
Some supporters of the party believed to have formed factions in allegiance to the District Chief Excutive of the area, Sampson O Boateng and Sanja Nanja, the MP got themselves engulfed in acts of vandalism.
The youth factions tried to seize the DCE’s official vehicle from him.
The MP’s supporters claimed that since the DCE had been removed from office by President John Mahama, he was not entitled to keep a duty vehicle assigned to him.
The DCE and his supporters resisted the move, stating there had been no official communication to him regarding his removal from office.
The violent scenes subsequently resulted in the burning down of the NDC’s constituency office and injuries to a few persons.
An unhappy Nana Osei Wusu, who is also a member of the district assembly, said: “If the president and his appointees are listening to me, they should come again and do what will put the party in good light. Otherwise, this party will go into opposition. I told you last year that if things are not addressed, the party will head into opposition. Will it be a good thing if we end up in opposition?
“There are some people when they are talking, you can tell which party they belong to. I cannot openly declare that I am NDC or NPP, but I can tell you I am with the NDC because I am a government appointee at Atebubu-Amantin [District Assembly].”
He said he would want to see the in-fighting cease and peace returning to the party, which he said can only happen if the president clarifies the DCE’s status by writing a letter formally to inform the assembly of the removal of Mr Boateng, if rumours of him being axed from office were true.
The latest twist to the story is that Mr Oti Boateng has gone into hiding after his house was ransacked.