The members of Kumasi Traditional Council have uninamously accepted the unqualified apology by Management of Oyerepa Fm,a local based radio station in Kumasi.
The Kumasi Traditional Council at its sitting on Monday, 29th August, 2022 subsequently pardoned them and advised the Management and the staff of the radio station not to repeat their mistake.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Oyerepa fm/TV ,Mr.Agyemang was accompanied by top clergy men led by Most Rev Prof.Emmanuel Asante, the immediate past chairperson of National Peace Council(NPC) to apologize to Asantehene Otumfuo OSEI Tutu II through Kumasi traditional Council chaired by Baffour Owusu Amankwatia VI,Bantamahene.
The Chiefs explained that they have nothing against the radio station but were not happy about them allowing Akwasi Addai to use their medium to leveled unfounded allegations against the King of Asante Kingdom and nananom.
They therefore advised all media practitioners across the country especially those in the region to be circumspect in their reportage.
Bantamahene also cleared the air that the Council didn’t order the radio station to shut down but rather they advised the Management during their first meeting to voluntarily
suspend their programs during the weeks to demonstrate their remorse of what happened.
He added that Nananom were uninamous to accept their apology after the Management of Oyerepa fm demonstrated respect by voluntarilyu suspended their programs and also came with top men of God after pleading through Nana Boakye Ansah Debrah,Asokore-Mamponghene. to render an unqualified apology to Otumfuo and Nananom.
Most Rev.Prof.Emmanuel Asante on behalf of the team thanked Nananom for accepting their apology
He also admonished all media practitioners to desist from allowing people to use their platforms to destroy Nananom and other people.
It would be recalled that few days ago,the Management of Oyerepa fm led by their CEO attempted to apologize and plea for mercy but it fell short of traditional practice and they were advised by the Council to go and return in a proper way.
This follows Mr.Akwasi Addai who is popularly known in political space as Odike sat on the radio station to make unfounded statement against the traditional council and the King of Asante Kingdom, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II over the fight against illegal mining popularly known as galamsey.Story by TNTNEWSPAPEGH.COM