The chiefs and people of Effutu have warned individuals and government officials in particular to stop “this conduct of feeding Nananom with false information aimed at gaining political advantage”.
According to the people of Simpa or Winneba, checks made revealed that alleged reference to ‘Simpa Panyin’ by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), did not happen.
The chiefs had demanded an unqualified apology from Nana Akufo-Addo over the issue after considering ‘Simpa Panyin’ derogatory.
Tufuhen of Effutu Neenyi Otubua Sripi II had on Tuesday alleged that the NPP leader made the reference to President John Mahama, which they found derogatory.
But in a press statement on Thursday, Neenyi Sripi II rendered an unqualified apology to Nana Akufo-Addo, the NPP and its Member of Parliament and Candidate, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, “for any political harm that our earlier public outburst might have caused”.
Read on the Tufuhen’s behalf by Adontenhen of Effutu Neenyi Gyete Gyan Kuma II in the presence of Mr Afenyo-Markin, the statement wished Nana Akufo-Addo and the NPP well in the upcoming elections, adding that the people of Winneba have confidence in him “as a true patriot, peace-loving and visionary leader who can bring change to the masses”.