DRAMA! Alleged members of NDC with covered faces invoking Antoa with bottles of schnapps and crates of eggs
THERE IS a wild hunt to identify and possibly punish some National Democratic Congress (NDC) members who openly invoked curses with ‘Antoa Nyamaa’, the dreaded deity in the Ashanti Region, during the limited voters’ registration exercise in the region.
The NDC members, who covered their faces with green
leaves and clothes like Boko Haram terrorists, invoked the curses on Wednesday.
They openly asked the dreaded river deity to immediately
deal ruthlessly with anybody who would make an attempt to register minors in
the electoral exercise.
Using eggs and schnapps, the NDC members, who are yet to
be identified, directed their curses at parents and Electoral Commission (EC)
officials in Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital.
But the Asantehene’s Spiritual Head (Nsumankwahene),
Baffuor Asabre Kogyawoasu Ababio, has openly condemned the NDC members for their
According to him, the Manhyia Palace – the official seat
of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II – has placed a firm ban on invocation
of curses with river gods in Kumasi and Asanteman in general and could not
fathom why the NDC guys would disrespect the directive.
The Nsumankwahene said the NDC members that invoked the
curses had openly flouted an order of the Manhyia Palace, for which reason they
would be punished in a traditional way if they were found.
“It is wrong for anybody to curse with river deities in
Asanteman and so these people acted in a negative way. You should not glorify
their actions. Rather, you should condemn them.
“Anyone who knows their identity should report them to
the Asantehemaa’s palace and we shall initiate processes to sternly punish them
in a traditional way,” he stated on Kumasi-based Kessben FM.
The Nsumankwahene also reminded residents of Kumasi and Asanteman that the ban on curses with river deities had not been lifted; he admonished residents to take notice.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi