Yesterday the 6th October 2020 will go down in history as the most shameful day in the annals of Western North history.
The Bright Tuesday soon became a nightmare for the people of Sefwi Kwambikrom when their chief was stopped in his tracks by John Dramani Mahama from making a speech at the durbar of chiefs in Sefwi Kwambikrom.
As part of John Mahama’s four-day visit to the Western North, he was scheduled to deliver a speech to the people of Sefwi Kwambikrom at exactly 3:10 pm. As such, the constituency executive organised a durbar and invited all sub-chiefs of Kwambikrom, including the Odikro of the area, Nana Kwambi III. Typical of such functions, the traditional ruler of the area usually makes statements and puts the challenges or problems facing his people to the dignitaries present for assistance.
But on this occasion, immediately the MC invited the chief to speak, the flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress quickly shouted the chief down and prevented him from speaking. Mahama’s condescending attitude towards the chief did not go down well with the inhabitants of Sefwi Kwambikrom as they consider it as utter disrespect and disregard for their Chief.
The chief was visibly stunned, started shaking his head to the full glare of the public when John Mahama made those statements.
The people who were already angry following the 5 hours delay of the program could not fathom why their chief was not allowed to speak after waiting for them for five (5)hours.
A member of the Unit Committee for the town, (name withheld) expressed his disappointments. He stated that the long-held view of the people that the NDC does not respect nor regard their Chief was evident during the program.
The program which was scheduled to start at 3:10 pm stated at 8:00 pm.
(Citizen of KBK)