The Omanhene of Dormaa Traditional Area, Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang Badu II has refuted claims of being politically affiliated.
Speaking on GhanaWeb TV’s Lowdown hosted by Daniel Oduro, the Dormaahene who also doubles as a High Court judge, said his roots rather stems from the particular party at the forefront of the accusation being levelled against him.
“I for one, have been branded as for a particular party even though… I have never been even a sympathiser. Before I became a judge, I was with the people who are no blaming me,” he stated.
According to Agyemang Badu II, he was an active member in the 1995 kume preko demonstration which was led by some key members of the now New Patriotic Party including now President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
“Yes. I am a kume preko graduate so when I speak I’ve seen it all,” he stated.
The Kume Preko protest of 1995 was a massive public protest tagged as the biggest in the history of Ghana.
The protest was aimed at registering public displeasure against the government of the day led by Jerry John Rawlings and his National Democratic Congress on the back of economic hardships and an attempt by the government to introduce a Value Added Tax (VAT).