The President of the Brong Ahafo Regional House of Chiefs, Nana Pemapin Yaw Kagbrese has appealed to President-elect Nana Akufo Addo to forgive him (chief) and others who wronged him or made offensive comments against his character in the lead up to the 2016 elections.
He’s urged Nana Akufo Addo to be the father of the nation and let the past go of utterances from individuals and groups which may have hurt his personality.
Nana Pemapin Yaw Kagbrese who doubles as the Omanhene of Yeji, during the electioneering campaign endorsed President John Mahama for a second term in office.
The chief, while addressing a gathering of elders and people of Yeji when President John Mahama visited the area as part of his Brong Ahafo regional tour, called on Ghanaians to vote massively for the president in the December polls. saying President Mahama had achieved a lot in his first term of office in spite of the numerous challenges he faced.
“Lets consider the many projects undertaken by the John Mahama administration. All these were achieved in just three and half years because just when he took over, he was backtracked by litigation and we all know how restless one can become with litigation, but this man with all the stress has achieved all these in three years,” the chief said.
He noted that, the efforts of the opposition to make nothing out of the President’s achievements did not deter the President because he was focused.
“His opponents say he has not done anything. They did everything to suppress him but he was not deterred. Those saying these things were given 8 years to do what they can but he has not even had 4 years. One would have expected these people to reason to give the President another four year so that confidently analyze, whether he has done well or not,” he said.
However the then NPP Flagbearer won the December 7 general election by polling 5,716, 026 votes representing 53.85%, toppling incumbent President John Dramani Mahama who polled 4,713,277 representing 44.04%.
But Nana Pemapin Yaw Kagbrese, is of the view that once the elections are over and the President-elect about to chart a new course after being sworn in on January 7, 2017, by-gones should be by-gones so the country moves on in unity.
“In the runup to the 2016 elections, I realized that several negative acts and unsavoury comments were made against the President-elect Nana Akufo Addo. I’ll urge you to forgive all those who offended you, there’s an Akan adage which urges parents to forgive their children when they wrong them.”