The 2016 Campaign team of President John Mahama has congratulated the paramount chief of the Asogli State Togbe Afede XIV on his election as President of the National House of Chiefs.
A statement signed by spokesperson for the Mahama campaign Joyce Bawa Mogtari challenged the new leadership of Ghanaian chiefs “to work hard and build on the efforts of the outgoing executives.”
The statement also congratulated Vice President-elect of the National House Daasebre Kwebu Ewusi of Abeadze in the Central Region.
The business mogul and immediate past president of the Volta region House of Chiefs has been elected to replace Wulugu Naba Pugansoa, Naa Professor John S. Nabila, who has ended his term of office.
Togbe Afede who is also the Board Chairman of Accra Hearts of Oak polled 25 votes in the election held in Kumasi on Thursday.
He beat the current Vice-President of the house, Awulae Attibrukusu III, the Omanhen of the Lower Axim Traditional Area who polled 11 votes, Osagyefuo Amotia Ofori Panin, the Okyenhene who had 10 votes, while Nana Kobina Nketsia V, the Omanhen of the Essikado Traditional area managed only 3 votes.
Below is the full statement;
The John Mahama 2016 Campaign wishes to congratulate Togbe Afede XIV of the Asogli State, and Daasebre Kwebu Ewusi of Abeadze in the Central Region on their successful election as President and Vice President respectively of the National House of Chiefs.
In extending our congratulations, we also wish to challenge the new leadership of the Chieftaincy Institution to work hard and build on the efforts of the outgoing executives.
Ahead of the December 7 elections, we look forward to our chiefs helping in their communities to guarantee a peaceful, free and fair election.