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A secretary to the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ho Central Constituency of the Volta Region, Stanley Nelvis Glatey, has lambasted Freddie Blay, the retained National chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) over a comment he directed at the Paramount chief of the Asogli traditional area, Togbe Afede IV, who also doubles as the President of the Ghana National House of Chiefs.
The chief’s comment though sounded lenient, Freddie Blay reacted the other way describing the words of the paramount chief as a ‘palm wine business” talk.
This has triggered a response from the constituency secretary who has described Freddie Baly’s statements as uncouth and uncultured. He has further warned Freddie Blay to be much more circumspect in his utterances and exhibit maturity to that effect
“Freddie Blay’s comments towards a highly respected and distinguished ruler like Togbe Afede is just what I can simply describe as unfortunate, uncultured and a comment I can further describe as highly immature. I can only say that it is not his fault because he’s a chairman of a party that believes in insults,” Stanley said.
He said the chairman should apologize to the paramount Chief in order to erase the belief that his party is really a party with a government which not listen to advise.
“I can only tell chairman Blay, to just wear the coat of apology and prove Ghanaians wrong if only his government is a listening and a cultured government that believes in principles and protect the rights of citizens.
It is now time for Freddie Blay’s NPP to prove us wrong about the notion that, the NPP is nothing but a government that believes in insulting the personality of Ghanaians”.
He was however quick to add that, Ghanaians should rise and condemn the national Chairman’s comment purported at degrading the integrity of a statesman to forestall future consequences .
He said former deputy agric minister, William Quatoo resigned simply because he was not circumspect in his utterances.
“William Quatoo, the former deputy Minister For food and Agriculture resigned not because of anything but for his comments. I don’t want to believe that very soon, Freddie Blay will join William in his insult chair”. Stanley Glate added .
He has subsequently sent a strong signal daring him to retract any degradable word thrown at the Paramount chief. He also called on bodies involved in chieftaincy issues to rise and condemn Freddie Blay’s comments.