Togbe Afede XIV, Agbogbomefia of Asogli, on Tuesday appealed to parties in the 2012 Election petition case to announce their acceptance of the Supreme Court verdict within 30 minutes after the ruling.
He said such a pronouncement would avert chaos and demonstrate the parties’ commitment to peace in the country. Togbe Afede, President of the Volta Region House of Chiefs, said this at the third general meeting of the House in Ho.
He said the peace of the country was non-negotiable and urged the citizenry to accept the ruling of the Supreme Court.
“It is sad that everyone is calling and praying for peace. It is so sad that even the US is advising its citizens…but we must know that the peace of this country is non-negotiable,” Togbe Afede said. He said the country should be able to go through elections without fear and must not allow the ambitions of a few politicians to disturb the nation.
Togbe Afede said throughout his travels, he noted that investors preferred Ghana to other countries because of the country’s peaceful nature and urged the citizenry to uphold this value.
He appealed to chiefs to talk to the youths to be peaceful.
Togbe Afede said the Volta Regional House of Chiefs would settle all 29 cases before it by the end of 2014 to ensure peace in the Region and the country.
Dr. Henry Seidu Daanaa, Minister for Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs now on a week’s working tour of the Region, appealed to the Volta Regional House of Chiefs to resolve disputes in Anlo, Peki and Akpini.
He reiterated the importance of chieftaincy in the socio-economic development of the country and said the Ministry was addressing issues of membership and jurisdiction of chiefs. The House presented some gifts to Dr. Daanaa, who is billed to visit Ve, Gbi, Anfoega, Tapa , Aflao and Klikor Traditional Areas.