The National Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo has led the Ashanti Regional Youth Organiser of the party to render an unqualified apology to the Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin for ‘insulting’ him.
The NDC delegation which included a former Attorney General, Betty Mould Iddrissu asked Okyenhene to forgive Kwame Zu and the NDC party in general.
The NDC was banned from operating in any of town or village in Okyeman after the party refused to apologise to the regent of the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Area for claiming that the Okyeman ‘drank water with animals’ before President Mahama came to power.
The statement, widely condemned, led to a huge demonstration by the chiefs and people of Akyem Abuakwa.
The Ashanti Regional branch of the NDC consequently issued a written apology but it was rejected by the Okyeman Council.
The party was subsequently asked to perform ritual pacification to appease the Okyenhene or risk being banned from all official functions organised under the auspices of the Ofori Panin Stool.
The six-member delegation led by the party’s National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, has been warmly received by the traditional council for a closed-door meeting.
Among the delegation are NDC bigwigs like Ambassador Victor Smith and Madam Berty Mould.