Chief warns of dire consequences for people seeking to disrupt district elections

Bowiri-Amanfrom (V/R), Feb 24, GNA – Nana Okatakyie Kwame Adom the Fifth, Omanhene of Bowiri, has warned chiefs, subjects or identifiable groups, not to do anything to prevent the citizenry under his traditional authority, from exercising their franchise in the upcoming district and unit level elections.

He, therefore, charged the citizenry to report to the law enforcement agencies, or the traditional council with dispatch, persons or groups whose actions or inactions tended to bring the impending district level elections into disrepute.

Nana Adom gave the warning at a press conference to indulge the chiefs and subjects in the traditional area, on the need to bury their differences, and position themselves for the rapid development of the area.

He alleged that   some aggrieved people,   who some years ago,   canvassed against the siting of the district capital of the Biakoye district at Nkonya-Ahenkro,   instead of their preferred choice of Kwamekrom,   are campaigning for the people in that part of the district, to boycott the impending elections.

The Omanhene said, unfortunately Kwamekrom has no representation at the Assembly, and that cannot be overlooked in the scheme of development, stressing that the ‘ghost cannot be awoken.’

He said the situation was stinky, as revenue collectors dispatched to collect taxes were frequently jolted, and questioned thus: ‘How do we meet our collective development aspirations when a segment of our citizenry decide to take the law into their own hands to suit their parochial interests.’

Nana Adom pointed out that elections are constitutional rights for all the citizenry, and therefore it becomes a criminal offence for any individual or groups to prevent others from exercising their franchise.

He appealed to the people to come out in their numbers to vote on March 3, as the development of the area hinges on the voting exercise.


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