The Asogli youth in the Volta Region have expressed disgust at the alleged insults hurled at the Agbogbomefia of the Asogli State and President of the National House of Chiefs, Togbe Afede XIV by the National Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Freddy Blay, demanding an unqualified apology from Mr. Blay and the party.
The Youth of Asogli State in a statement issued on Monday, July 16, 2018 warned Mr. Blay to apologise to the Asogli State Council and the National House of Chiefs or risk incurring their wrath.
“Remember that the Chieftaincy institution remains the embodiment of the people and must not be toyed with by any person irrespective of their status in society.”
Freddie Blay is alleged to have described Togbe Afede as ignorant and questioned if he deals in “palm wine”.
This was after the Agbogbomefia asked for investigations into Blay’s purchase of f 275 buses for the NPP at the cost of $11.4 million during its recently held National Delegates Conference.
The Asogli youth are the latest to join in the call to have NPP and its Chairman apologise to Togbe for the insults following earlier calls from National House of Chiefs, Asogli State Council and recently, Volta NPP through its Secretary, Mr. Joseph Homenya, condemning the harsh words on Togbe.
They believe Togbe Afede’s comment was aimed at addressing the issue of the perception of corruption and took strong exceptions to the statements, names and comments in Mr. Blay’s response.
The youth said they “cannot fathom how such a harmless admonishing from our overlord could attract such harsh and abusive words from a person of Mr. Blay’s standing,” wondering why leadership of the party is yet to comment on Blay’s response.
“We are convinced by the assertion of the Asogli State Council on a statement issued ‘we can only conclude that this is part of their boardroom decision’ which affirms our belief that Mr. Blay actually spoke the mind of some NPP activists hence their silence,” the statement added.
By: Ewoenam Kpodo/voltaonlinegh.com