The Acting Odekro of Otuam, Nana Okai Bokoe has asked the Vice Chairman of the ruling NPP, Mr. Ekow Ewusi to provide evidence that he has received bribes from the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to do its bidding.
According to Nana Okai Bokoe, he is planning on taking legal action against the Regional executive and also boycotts all NPP activities in his town if he fails to provide evidence to back his allegations.
During a press conference to express his dissatisfactory, the Odekro gave Mr. Ekow a 48hour ultimatum to retracts his statement and apologize to the chiefs and entire people of Otuam community or incur their wrath.
He went on to add that he will also use his powers as the Odekro of the area to ban NPP programmes if he fails to apologize to the chiefs and people of the area within the stipulated period.
It would be recalled that some weeks ago, that former President John Dramani Mahama as part of his thank you tour paid a courtesy call on them where he (Nana) appealed to him to remember late former President John Evans Atta Mills hometown and develop the area if he (Mahama) gets the nod to rule the nation.
He stated that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo then in opposition came to them and promised them a landing beach if he won the election but has since failed to fulfill that promise.
According to him, he personally went to the office of the Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture who doubles as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ekumfi constituency, Mr. Francis Kingsley Ato Codjoe on the landing beach but told him that Ekumfi Otuam was not on the government’s list of towns to benefit from such facilities.
In view of this, he took the advantage of former President Mahama’s visit to make a passionate appeal to him to provide them with landing beach when he is re-elected in the next 2020 polls.
“Surprisingly, the Central Regional Vice Chairman on Adom TV’s Badwam hosted by Omanhene Kwabena Asante accused me of taking bribe from the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) after I was promised to be given a vehicle by then NDC government” which according to the chief, it’s totally false and a deliberate attempt to run him down.