Ex-Deputy General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Obiri Boahen, has prayed for the forgiveness of his party chairman Mr. Freddie Blay who is alleged to have insulted Togbe Afede who is the king of Asogli, suggesting he talks like a ‘palm wine tapper.’
The comment of Mr. Blay has caused the wrath of Asogli Traditional Council, made up of 33 traditional areas in the Volta region. On Wednesday, they declared Freddie Blay as Persona non grata, “unwanted” in the Region, especially in the Traditional Council.
This follows Blay’s alleged failure to apologise after he reportedly affronted Togbe Afede XIV, President of the Asogli Traditional Council and the National House of Chiefs.
Speaking on Happy FM’s Epa Hoa Daben show, Lawyer Obiri Boahen said in Ghana, it is legally not right for a traditional council to declare a Ghanaian unwanted. This is due to fundamental human rights which allows freedom of movement. He emphasized that morally and traditionally, the Asogli Traditional Council was right with their declaration.
“It’s very very unfortunate, I’m very sad this is happenings. I will plead with Asogli Traditional Council to forgive my chairman. Legally, even though it’s not right, all we have to do is to say sorry and let bygones are bygones. In court sometimes, we pray for forgiveness.”
“Blay is my very good friend as well as Togbe Afede, so I pray for forgiveness from him [Togbe Afede],” he disclosed.
By: Joseph Nii Ankrah.