The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been forbidden by the Kwahu Traditional Council from carrying out any events its land indefinitely.
Also, the Council has directed the closure of two radio stations – OKwahu FM and Afram FM – deemed to be pro-NDC with immediate effect, the Linguist of the Kwahu Traditional Area, Nana Akouko Boateng said.
Both stations are owned by Mark Oliver Kevor, the former Eastern Regional Secretary of the party who the Council said failed to show up when he was invited.
This follows the Council’s accusation that the NDC and its regional executives have treated them with crass contempt.
“We take a strong view of his conduct. You [Mark Oliver Kevor] were summoned before the Traditional Council but you refused to show up. You then go and sit on your radio stations which are located on Kwahu land and run us down.
“We order that the two stations belonging to Kevor – Okwahu FM and Afram FM – be closed by 12 pm today [Thursday]. If the stations continue to operate beyond the stipulated time, we’ll advise ourselves.”
According to the Traditional Council, the executives invoked curses on non-residents who will register in the ongoing voter registration exercise and subsequently vote for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
“Again, we’ve realised that the NDC party within the Kwahu land does not respect the traditional authority. Consequently, we’ve banned NDC from any party activities in this area.
“We don’t want to see any NDC flag, poster in the territorial area of Kwahu,” the Linguist of the Kwahu Traditional Area, Nana Akouko Boateng said.
The chief and elders made this known at a press conference after pacifying the gods and ancestors with a libation to invalidate the alleged curse.