Paramount Chief cautions Chiefs to stop meddling in partisan politics


The President of Eastern Nzema Traditional Council in Ellembelle District of the Western Region, Awulae Amihere Kpanyinli III has urged his Chiefs to desist from openly declaring support for any candidate in the Ellembelle District Chief Executive(DCE) race.

Awulae Amihere emphasised that Chiefs did not have to engage in active politics but Chiefs only fight for development for their localities.

He has, therefore, condemned the open support by a member of the Eastern Nzema Traditional Council Standing Committee, some Chiefs, and Queenmohers for the incumbent in a recent press conference.

The Paramount Chief also at a news briefing held at Atuabo said, “the Paramountcy of Eastern Nzema Traditional Council distance itself from the press conference and caution those Chiefs about partisan politics in the District.”

Setting the record straight, Awulae Amihere Kpanyinli III said the Eastern Nzema Traditional Council has not charged any Chief to openly show support for the sitting DCE or any other person.

Awulae Amihere Kpanyinli took the opportunity to assure the world that the Eastern Nzema Traditional Council would not force President Akufo-Addo to nominate “Kofi or Ama” to be Ellembelle DCE but would support whoever the President nominated.

“Eastern Nzema Traditional Council is there for development and will continue to support the development and not involve the respected Council into partisan politics, we will support whoever he President Akufo-Addo will bring as Ellembelle DCE so let us allow the Vetting Committee do their work”, he added.

The National MMDCEs Vetting Committee has recommended the sitting Ellembelle DCE, Mr Kwasi Bonzoh, Ellembelle NPP Elections Director and Researcher, Mr Isaac Polley, Ellembelle Deputy Communications Director, Mr Abeka Dauda, the Ellembelle NPP Parliamentary Aspirant for 2019, Mr. Isaac Menlah, Ellembelle District NADMO Coordinator, Mr. Bright Erzan and Mrs. Eunice Twum to President Akufo-Addo to nominate one to face Ellembelle Assembly Members for confirmation and approval.

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