A group calling itself the Concerned Youth of Okyeman (CYO) has given Mr. Stan Dogbe, former presidential staffer under the erstwhile John Dramani Mahama administration, 24 hours to retract and apologise for what they described as a “barrage of unprovoked attacks” launched on the Okyehene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II, or face their wrath.
Mr. Dogbe had on Sunday taken a jab at the Okyehene who disclosed how former Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur was taken to the 37-military hospital before his death.
In a video posted on Facebook, the Okyehene said the Vice President who died on Friday, 29 June 2018, was transported to the hospital at the back of a pick-up, when efforts to revive him failed.
According to the Okyehene, there was no ambulance to convey the former vice president to the 37 Military Hospital―where he was pronounced dead.
But Mr. Dogbe labelled the respected chief’s narration as an attempt to score cheap popularity.
He questioned why the Chief did not send the late former Vice President to the hospital in his car.
“He had a luxury vehicle there, and many others had their cars there, if he had a good heart and a spirit of helping others, maybe; just maybe, he would have sent him to the hospital in his car. He should cease the recklessness of seeking cheap popularity by going to public events and seeking to share coloured stories,” Mr Dogbe’s Facebook post had read.
The account by the former presidential staffer is what the CYO wants retracted.
In statement signed by the PRO for the group, Dennis Agyei, Mr Dogbe’s grossly abused the sensibilities of the citizens of Okyehene as it sought to attack the dignity and honour of their Kingdom.
“The arrogance posturing and insulting attitude of Mr. Stan Dogbe may not be new to Ghanaians as several cases can be cited in the past but it came to us as a big surprise that he will extend it to the corridors of our highly revered kingdom without any provocation.
“Ordinarily, we may have decided to simply ignore Stan Dogbe since he has gained notoriety for running his mouth anyhow with no regards to its consequences. However, the mileage and prominence the said post attracted on both social and mainstream media calls for concern,” the statement read.
He therefore called on the former President’s office to distance itself from the despicable comments of Mr. Stan Dogbe.
When asked what their actions would be if Mr Dogbe failed to apologise, Mr Agyei said, it would be difficult to disclose their next line of action. “But we can assure him that the he will not like our it though it will surely be in accordance with the laws of Ghana.”
Mr Agyei further appealed to the Ghanaian populace to give respect to traditional rulers and not drag them into the muddy streams of politics.
By: Grace Ablewor Sogbey/ firstname.lastname@example.org