Ghana Politics

We will repeal the law barring chiefs from actively participating in partisan politics-GUM

The founder and flagbearer of the Ghana Union Movement, Rev. Christian Kwabena Andrews also known as Osofo Kyiriabosom, has said that he will repel the law that bars chiefs from actively participating in partisan politics.

He said one of the plague of the country’s could be partly because chiefs are not allowed to actively take part in governance and that will change if he wins the 2020 elections.

Article Article 276 of the 1992 Constitution states that a chief shall not take part in active party politics, and any chief wishing to do so and seeking election to Parliament shall abdicate his stool or skin.

Addressing the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu as part of his tour of the Ashanti Region, Rev. Andrews said “If we want the country to progress and these people are the custodians of the land and you’re telling them they shouldn’t involve themselves in the progress of this very country, how can it be?”

“In the beginning, before these politicians came, the kings, chiefs were ruling this very country. It seems these politicians are crooks that they know if a chief or a king becomes part of active politics, whatever the chiefs will tell the folks of the town, they will listen to him, so the politicians know if they do something wrong, they’ll not get any support [from the people]. ” he further stated.

Source: Ghana Waves

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