Abuakwa indigenes want JB Danquah buried in Tafo



Barely a week after the late MP of the Abuakwa North constituency Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu was murdered, indigenes of  the late MP’s constituency have served notice that they will resist any attempt to bury their late MP outside the area.

A one week commemoration of his death was held in Accra today.

The event was attended by Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo Addo and his running mate Dr Mahammadu Bawumia, Members of Parliament and other sympathizers.

But addressing the gathering, the leader of the indigenes who gave his name only as Kofi, warned that they will not allow the late MP to be buried any where else apart from Tafo in the Eastern Region.

“We are from the Abuakwa north constituency and JB was our everything. He is dear to the Okyeman state,” he declared.

According to the agitating indigenes, people like Kwadwo Baah Wiredu and Alhaji Alui Mahama were buried in their respective hometowns after they kicked the bucket and they feel their late MP deserves same.

“We know that when Kwadwo Baah Wiredu died, he was buried in his hometown… We want JB Danquah to be buried in Tafo. We are going to bury him in Tafo. We are going to bury him in Tafo and we are serious about that.”

Kofi, speaking on behalf of the group also expressed skepticism over the Police initial investigations and further demanded the “real truth” behind JB Danquah’s death; “If we are not told the truth about the death of JB then peace will not prevail.”

By Delali Adogla-Bessa/citifmonline.com/Ghana

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