April 5, 2016

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Atebubu-Amantin constituency, Sanja Nanja has rendered an unqualified apology to the Atebubu Traditional Council for insulting the Queen mother of the area.

His apology comes after the Council banned him from entering Atebubu Manhene’s palace and attending several other social events that will be organized in the traditional area following his abusive words on Nana Afuah Denyina on Accra based radio station Pink FM.

The council claimed Sanja Nanja’s action was an insult to the Atebubu Traditional Council, and hence had 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.

“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.

But the MP who has regretted his action has asked the Queen mother and Council to forgive him as he spoke out of anger and take him back as their son.

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.