Government deceived us, we are sorry - Effutu chiefs to Akufo-Addo

Government deceived us, we are sorry - Effutu chiefs to Akufo-Addo

The Chiefs of Effutu have recanted their demand for an unqualified apology from New Patriotic Party (NPP) flag-bearer, Nana Akufo-Addo, for using the term "simpa panyin".

We were deceived, we are sorry - Effutu chiefs to Akufo-Addo

In an unexpected "u-turn" of events, the chiefs of Effutu Traditional Area, in the Central Region, have recanted their demands for an unqualified apology from the NPP flag-bearer, and publicly apologized for their needless public accusations.

Speaking at a news conference held on Thursday, November 24th, Tufuhene, Neenyi Otubua Sripi, said the chiefs had been deceived by some government officials into believing the NPP flag-bearer's use of the term "simpa panyin" was derogatory and therefore an insult to them and the people of Winneba.

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Having come under heavy criticism NPP flag-bearer, Nana Akufo Addo, stuck to his guns and refused to apologize for the use of the term, saying it was not derogatory and therefore did not warrant an recanting.

The Chiefs then gave Nana Akufo-Addo a 48 hour time period and an ultimatum, saying that if he didn't make a public apology, they'd actively campaign against the NPP flag-bearer come the December 7th elections.

READ ALSO: Effutu Chiefs demand Akufo-Addo's apology

Government deceived us, we are sorry - Effutu chiefs to Akufo-Addo

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