Chairman of the Governance and Development Committee of National House of Chiefs, Ogyeahoho Yaw Gyebi has been relieved of his position for publicly criticizing the position taken by the House over the withdrawn referendum, ABC News can report.
Omanhene of the Sefwi Anhwianso Traditional Area, Ogyeahohor Yaw Gyebi II was removed from office “with immediate effect” for publicly speaking against a decision of the House after a sitting in Kumasi.
The Ogyeahoho and Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin had gone on air to criticise the House’s decision to campaign for a “NO” vote and urged Ghanaians to rise up against the partisan politicization of district and local elections.
These two members contended that the leadership of the House did not seek views of the full membership before the decision was announced.
According to the National House of Chiefs, it is the second time Ogyeahohor Yaw Gyebi II had gone public to criticise a decision taken by the House hence their decision to sanction him.
The three chiefs who spoke against the House’s decision on the aborted referendum were all absent from Thursday’s meeting in Kumasi where the decision was taken, Graphic online reported.
The Naba Sigri Bewag, Sekoti Naba however, insisted they apologise for bringing the name of the House into disrepute.
The National House of Chiefs had said in a statement that they were concerned partisan politics at the local level would be accompanied with the unwholesome political culture and corruption which has done a lot of harm to the society.
But Ogyeahohor Yaw Gyebi II and the Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori-Panin II spoke against the House’s decision. But President of the House insisted in a rebuttal statement that the decision was taken through due process.