Assembly Members were not forced to kneel before Juabenhene for voting against President’s nominee – Juaben Traditional Council clarifies

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The attention of the Juaben Traditional Council has been brought to the vicious lies and propaganda circulating on social media alleging that Assembly Members who voted against the President’s nominee for Juaben MCE were forced to kneel before the Juabenhene.

The Traditional Council has been compelled to set the records straight as far as events leading to this matter and the events of that day.

In a statement signed and issued by Registrar of the Council, Kwaku Ankomkah Asare, on Thursday, 14th October 2021, the Presiding Member of the Juaben Municipal Assembly in the person of Joseph Asare and 3 other members of the Assembly came on their own free will and accord to see the Omanhene and pleaded with him to help resolve differences between Members of the Assembly and the President’s Nominee for the MCE.

Pursuant to this plea, the Omanhene convened a meeting of the Assembly Members and the nominee on Thursday, 19th October at the palace to resolve the issue.

He said the Omanhene reconciled both parties after the President’s nominee accepted and apologized for any shortcomings.

According to the Juaben Traditional Council, on 29th October, word reached the Omanhene that the Assembly Members were holding a press conference on issues rrelating to the confirmation of the Nominee.

“The Omanhene therefore invited them to the Palace and sought to know what had prompted the holding of a press conference since they had initially referreed the matter on the confirmation of the MCE to him and he had effectively dealt with it.

“The Assembly Members at this point admitted their mistake and pleaded with the Gyasehene to intercede on their behalf for forgiveness. The Gyasehene then advised them that they should signify their expression of utmost remorse by kneeling. They duly complied with this advice,” the statement said.

“At no pint was any Assembly Member forced to kneel for voting against the Nominee,” it added.

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