The chief of Adiebeba in the Ashanti Region, Nana Adu Abankoro has abdicated his stool to contest the 2020 Parliamentary elections on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Known in private life as Kenneth Boakye Acheampong, the chief who reigned for eight years decided to abdicate his position and contest the impending elections after failing to convince the kingmakers.
“I decided to progress because everyone human being needs progress and I sat and knew that my progress will come from here…,” she told reporters.
According to him, he performed all necessary rituals to abdicate the stool so he can be free to do politics which he thinks is the way to go now.
His action is in accordance with clause 1 of Article 276 of the 1992 Constitution which bars chiefs from partaking in politics.
“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,” the Constitution states.
He is seeking to unseat former Deputy Energy Minister, Kobina Tahir Hammond who is also the MP for Adansi Asokwa.’
Below is a full report on him by Ohemeng Tawiah.