It has emerged that the petition by a group of protestors against the presidential nominee of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, was on Tuesday rejected by Manya Krobo Traditional Council.
According to spokesperson of the Manya Krobo Traditional Council, the demonstrators failed to give prior notice to traditional authorities and the security agencies before embarking on the demonstration indicating that it was among the reasons their petition was not received.
Police in the area also revealed that the protesters gave them a very short notice but because it was their duty to protect lives and properties, they had no option than to follow them through the principal streets of the town.
Some residents at Krobo Odumase in the Eastern region on Tuesday, welcomed the Presidential Candidate of the NPPo the area with a demonstration in protest against comments by staunch member of the party Samuel Atta Akyea that Akyem instead of Somanya was the best place to build the region’s first public university.
The Abuakwa South MP made the comments earlier this year while speaking on an Accra-based radio station, arguing that by the sheer number of residents in the Akyem area, the university should have been in Akyem.
“If you measure the population strength of Somanya as against Akyem Abuakwa and the biggest paramountcy in the Eastern Region, logic alone should inform everybody that the best place to site a university for the Eastern region should be in Abuakwa South, my constituency, and probably you partner with the Okyehene and have the university, ”Mr. Atta Akyea stated.
The people of Krobo who were offended by the comments demanded an apology from the NPP MP.
Welcoming the NPP flagbearer to Krobo-Odumase Tuesday, the protesters demanded that Akufo-Addo renders an unqualified apology to them over the comment describing it as disrespectful and demeaning.