Chief of Apesika has enstooled Mahama as ‘Nkosouhene”
The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, was on Friday enstooled as the Development Chief, “Nkosouhene” of the Apesika Traditional area in the Kintampo South constituency of the Bono East region.
His mandate was given to him under a stool name “Nana Beyeman Kwame Ababio I.”
As part of the customary rite, ex-President Mahama was held to sit on a traditional chieftaincy stool and was given a traditional hat by the Chief of Jema and Kyidomhene of the Nkoranza Traditional Council, Nana Amponsah Gyan II to depict his kingship.
Speaking at the durbar, Nana Amponsah Gyan II explained that the NDC presidential candidate deserved to be honoured for undertaking massive development projects in the area when he was the President of Ghana.
He acknowledged that the erstwhile administration embarked on various developmental projects including roads, water and schools in the area among others, thus the honour.
Nana Amponsah Gyan II noted that ex-President Mahama was enstooled to motivate other politicians to follow his steps.
He regretted that other projects which started by the NDC administration was abandoned by the current government and frowned and called on politicians to continue the works of others when they come into power.
Nana Amponsah Gyan II also urged the people in the traditional area to vote for the ex-President to reinstate him.
He said, that would help ex-President Mahama to continue the projects which were abandoned to foster development in the area.
In his acceptance speech, ex-President Mahama commended the chiefs and people of Apesika for the honour bestowed on him.
He promised to discharge his duties as the Development King of the area and would help the community in all aspect of his life.
The former president also appealed to the people to massively vote for the NDC for him to continue his good works which were abandoned by the Akufo-Addo led-administration to completely develop the area.
He said the “John & Jane” were the right candidates who would live to the task if people mention development.
BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE