The Progressive People’s Party(PPP) has denied reports alleging that the party’s flagbearer, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom snubbed chiefs of Adansi in the Ashanti Region last Sunday during his visit to the region.
The Daily Guide newspaper had reported that the chiefs were angry with Dr Nduom after he allegedly boycotted a durbar organized in his honour.
Reports indicate that the chiefs beseeched Dr Nduom, following his absence from the durbar to demand answers for his actions.
But the party’s policy advisor, Kofi Asamoah Siaw, in response, denied these allegations, saying the party was rather expected to pay courtesy call chiefs in the area and not attend a durbar as reported earlier.
He further told Citi News that the party honoured the courtesy call and even used the opportunity to unveil their parliamentary candidate for the area.
“It was a courtesy call on the chiefs in the Adansi area by the Progressive People’s Party and we honoured that courtesy call by introducing our parliamentary candidate to them ahead of a rally that we wanted to do. That was the schedule and that delegation was led by the National Chairman, there were other national officers there, I was there myself and the regional executives were there,” he explained.
Kofi Asamoah Siaw also dismissed claims of any conflict between the chiefs and the PPP, saying “it wasn’t a durbar, it wasn’t a snub and the chiefs weren’t angry”.
Mr. Siaw stated that, contrary to earlier reports, the chiefs wanted to meet Dr Nduom personally to thank him for his generosity after the death of one of their former chiefs and not scold him for not honouring their invitation.
“What the chiefs thought to express was their desire to have Nduom visit them so that they could personally express their gratitude to him for some good he did for them in the past, when their former chief passed,” he said.
– By: Kwabena Agyare/citifmonline.com/Ghana