Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang Badu II, the Omanhene of the Dormaa Traditional Area, has denied allegations of political affiliation.
The Dormaahene, who also serves as a High Court judge, stated his origins really come from the particular party at the center of the accusations leveled against him while speaking on GhanaWeb TV’s Lowdown, which is presented by Daniel Oduro.
“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.
Agyemang Badu II claims that he participated actively in the 1995 Kume Preko rally, which was organized by prominent members of the current New Patriotic Party, including Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the current president of Ghana.
“Yes. I am a kume preko graduate so when I speak I’ve seen it all,” he stated.
The Kume Preko protest in 1995 was a sizable public demonstration that has been called the largest in Ghana’s history.
The demonstration was intended to express popular unhappiness with the current administration, which was led by Jerry John Rawlings and his National Democratic Congress, in light of the economic crisis and the government’s intention to enact a Value Added Tax (VAT).
Identified as an NDC member is Dormaahene
Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang Badu II has been referred to by numerous members of the ruling party as a member of the National Democratic Congress as a result of his criticisms of the New Patriotic Party and the administration.
Former National Chairman of the NPP, Freddie Blay in an interview in September this year accused the Dormaahene of being an NDC member.
“There is the Dormaa judge… the chief, he speaks for the NDC; makes utterances for them… and it’s obvious that he speaks for the NDC, and that’s my opinion. I say all his utterances indicate that he supports the NDC,” he stated.