Audio Attachment:Listen to Atta Akyea in an interview on Peace Fm's "kokrokoo" programme.
The NPP Member of Parliament for Abuakwa South, Samuel Atta Akyea, has distanced himself from accusations leveled against the Okyehene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panyin II for allegedly condoning illegal mining in the Akyem State.
He stated that it would be erroneous and totally misguided for anyone to try and accuse him of being behind the recent happenings in the Akyem State.
The NPP firebrand was attacked by some men suspected to be coming from the Okyehene’s Palace on Saturday. Yaw Bampo, who is the Abuakwa South Constituency secretary, alleged that the attackers accused the MP of fuelling allegations against the Okyehene.
However, speaking on the Citi Eyewitness News on Monday, Mr. Akyea stated that the allegations against the Okyehene are unfortunate and stated categorically that he has been wrongly accused.
“I regret the incident. ..but I can assure you that I am not behind what is going on,” he said. “The first thing you should bear in mind is that I am a royal too and I owe my allegiance to the Ofori Panyin’s stool.”
The MP added: “I don’t know why some people have an interest in bringing me to this matter but I can assure you that I believe strongly nobody must defame the stool.”
Mr Akyea also confirmed that a vehicle in front of his was attacked over the weekend but managed to escape unhurt from the angry youth.
According to him, the accusation against him that he is behind a plot to bring the Okyehene down is a deliberate attempt to malign him.
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