…As Attempt To Link Merigold Akufo-Addo Backfires
Sister to the President, Marigold Akufo-Addo, has denied ever initiating any proceedings to destool any person in Akwamufie and making attempts to cause confusion, mayhem and bloodshed in the house.
According to her the whole Bekai family, consisting of the families in Abomosu/Kyebi, Kwahu, Akropong, Akwamufie, Anum and Anlo, have performed the required traditional custom to destool the Queen mother of the Bekai Stool Akwamufie.
Her reaction came after she was accused of masterminding the destoolment of the Queen mother, Nana Asaa Safoa II, known in her private life as Mrs Adelaide Duncan Olabaju.
More so, in a press release issued to debunk such allegation, Marigold Akufo-Addo stated that she never took any such decision be it judicial or otherwise, to destool the said Queen mother but that her destoolment was an agreed decision per the customs by all the Bekai families.
“I, Madam Marigold Akufo-Addo states categorically that in my personal capacity, I have not initiated any proceedings, judicial or otherwise, to destool any person in either Akwamu or Akwamufie,” she said.
She said: “Again, as far as I am aware, the Akwamu Traditional Council has not even met on the matter nor has the said council placed an injunction on any person from electing, selecting or installing a queen mother for the Bekai Stool Akwamufie. ln any event, I am not a candidate for queen mother or any other traditional office in Akwamufie.”
Madam Marigold Akufo-Addo also stated that she has not organized any persons to create confusion or perpetuate violence in Akwamufie or Akwamu, and that the contents of the said press release should be ignored, noting that “the matter concerning disturbances in the Akwamu Traditional Area has been reported to the appropriate security agencies.”
She averred that the document in her possession, which was unsigned, undated and was subsequently revealed to have emanated from Mr Kwabena Danso, a purported Abusuapayin, has been circulated to various press houses and copied to several dignitaries to the effect that she, Madam Marigold Akufo-Addo had destooled the queen mother.
Nana Asaa Safoa II (the destooled queenmother)Meanwhile, Opanin Gyetua confessed in a telephone conversation that Nana Asaa Sarfoa sent them the said press release for them to sign, but they didn’t read it carefully before signing because of the pressure from Nana Asaa Sarfoa’s driver who brought the release to them.
Meanwhile, this paper reliably informed that the case was reported to the security agencies to take action and arrest the perpetrators of the hoax security alert.