THE TEMA Traditional Council (TTC) has descended heavily on media outlet, Enquirer Newspaper and warns the paper not to involve the Council in its dirty politics.
According to the Council, it’s unacceptable for politicians and a media house to entangle them in false and diabolic media reportage.
The Traditional Council is considering summoning the newspaper to the palace for an appropriate punishment.
The outburst of the Council came on the backdrop of a report by the Enquirer some few days after the New Patriotic Party (NPP) led by the wife of the party flagbearer, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo who donated some food items and tricycle to the TTC for the celebration of this year’s Homowo festival.
Some bags of maize which was among the items donated by the wife of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, according to the newspaper, were rotten and infested with insects which consequently compelled the chiefs to reject them.
The paper said, the Council felt insulted and returned the maize and other items describing it as an abomination.
Nii Adjei Kraku I, Tema Mantse, speaking on Adom Fm, debunked the publication describing it as diabolical and false and apologized to the wife of the NPP presidential candidate.
He discredited the newspaper publication, saying “such false publications can only come from people bent on creating divisions between the Council and the NPP.”
He expressed shock at the publication and people behind it, saying “I’m surprised at the publication because nothing of that sort happened. We used the maize presented by Mrs. Akufo-Addo for our meal during the Homowo and no one complained so I wonder where they got the story.”
“I know such false stories come out during elections but to rope us into your dirty politics is unacceptable”.
Tema Mantse seized the opportunity to apologise to the NPP, especially Mrs. Akufo-Addo to disregard the false newspaper publication.
However, some residents of Tema were of the view that Robert Kempes Ofosuware, the defeated NDC parliamentary candidate in the 2012 general elections who is the current candidate of the party for the 2016 elections, masterminded the reportage just to the drag the chiefs into dirty politics and bring the name of the Council into disrepute
Source: Daily Guide