April 4, 2016

The Member of Parliament(MP) for Atebubu constituency, Sanja Nanja has been banned from entering Atebubu Manhene’s palace and other social event that may be organized by the Atebubu Traditional Council.

The decision comes after they accused him of using offensive words on the Queenmother of Atebubu Traditional Council, Nana Afuah Denyina on local radio station Pink FM.

The council claimed Sanja Nanja’s action is an insult to the Atebubu Traditional Council, and hence has severed ties with the MP for his disrespect to the queen-mother of the town.

A statement signed by Nana Owusu Akyeaw Brempong II, Chief and President of the Atebubu Traditional Area, said they took the action to serve as a form of punishment to the MP.

“This was during an interview he (the MP) granted on Pink Radio 96.9MHZ mid-day news on Friday 1st April, 2016 also carried on peacefmonline.com. By this conduct, the chiefs and people have arrived at this decision against the MP. This is to avert any unforeseen happenings that may arise from his unguarded statement and to ensure peace in the socio-political life of the area,” the statement noted.

Violence broke last week in Atebubu after some supporters of the former DCE of the area, Sampson Owusu Boateng, and those of the Member of Parliament for the area, Sanja Nanja, were caught up in some skirmishes over Boateng’s dismissal from office.

The clashes led to the burning of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) party office in Atebubu- Amantin, while some NDC youth also allegedly ransacked the home of the official bungalow of the former DCE.

At least three people have been arrested in connection with the disturbances that occurred in the area, last week.