The Atebubu Traditional Council has rejected the GHȼ20,000 compensation package offered by Honourable Sanja Nanja, the embattled Member of Parliament for the Atebubu-Amantin constituency.
The amount was to compensate the queen mother of the Atebubu Traditional Council , Nana Afia Donyin II for insulting her in April, 2016.
The delegation to intercede on behalf of the MP, was led by the President of Brong Ahafo Regional House of Chiefs who doubles as the paramount chief of Yeji, Nana Pemapem Kabrese V together with the Paramount Chief of Basa Traditional Council, Nana Osabarima Owusu Sakyi II but they could not convince the the Chiefs to rescind their decision.
Speaking on Star 89.9MHZ a local FM station, the Nsumankwaahene of the Atebubu Traditional Council, Nana Kofi Amoako disclosed that they have no issues with the government or the NDC party but with Sanja.
According to him, they were prepared to perform all the necessary traditional rites but both parties could not arrive at a consensus so they have resolved not to allow Sanja to contest the 2016 elections in the name of Atebubu-Amantin Constituency.
“We have no qualms with the government or the NDC as party but our only problem is Sanja who insulted the queen mother.
“We were ready to perform all the traditional rites today but his delegation rejected our offer so we have decided to severe ties with him.
“We don’t want his money, drinks or sheep. We have forgiven him but we don’t want him to campaign on our land. We just want the party to change him as their Parliamentary candidate so that peace can prevail.”
Meanwhile, banewsgh.com checks reveal the traditional authorities demanded an amount GHȼ 100,000 which was later reduced to GHȼ 70,000 in compensation but the MP offered to pay GHȼ20,000, an amount which was flatly rejected.
The Atebubu Traditional Council in April, 2016 handed banned the Member of Parliament for the Atebubu Amantin Constituency, Honourable Sanja Nanja.
The MP was banned from the Owusu Asare Palace indefinitely and also banned from attending all funerals and social events organised within the jurisdiction of the Atebubu Traditional Council.