2020 Presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Mahama has appealed to the Eastern Regional Chiefs to force the current government to investigate the death of some eight persons during the 2020 general election.
According to him investigating the deaths of the 8 people will enable government to do something little for families who lost their loved ones as well as those who were injured.
The former President made this comment when he paid a courtesy call on the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs in Koforidua as part of his ‘Thank You Tour’ on 12th October 2021.
The General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia who spoke at the event called on the chiefs to be independent and desist from partisan politics since playing partisan politics will make them lose the courage to adjudicate matters.
“We hold the chieftaincy institution in high regards. Any nation without proper tradition is going to fail. It’s the more reason that in moulding the 1992 constitution after the consultative assembly, we removed the clauses that allow chiefs in partisan politics, why because it is through the partisan politics that government leaders are elected.”
He continued with; “So, if we allow them to participate, some will have themselves at the right side of the government in power [and] others may have themselves at the wrong side of government in power. So, if you have the president who is convinced that some Nanamon voted against him, certainly there would be trouble. So, we agreed they be neutral and see us all as their subject.”