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Sanja Nanja still banished despite winning NDC primaries- Atebubu Traditional Council

The Atebubu traditional council have insisted they are still at odds with newly elected MP aspirant for NDC in the Atebubu Amantin constituency, Sanja Nanja.

The former member of parliament has a long standing dispute with the traditional council for allegedly insulting the queen mother of the area on a radio programme.

The Atebubu Traditional Council in April 2016, banned the MP after insulting the queenmother of the town, Nana Afia Donyina, on radio calling her a drunkard after she accused him of being behind disturbances in the area.

The council was of the view that hon. Sanja Nanja had disrespected the Queenmother and the Traditional Council by extension and as a result had to exact punishment against him.

The council further sacrificed a ram informing the gods of the town of the MPs disrespect to them, an act that was seen by many as a strong demonstration of the council anger.

Few weeks later, another paramountcy in the area, Amantin Traditional Council led by the paramount Chief, Nana Owusu Ababio II, also announced that he and his elders had also banned their legislator over the insults.

The beleaguered MP has found several ways of trying to win back the hearts of his constituents and the Atebubu Traditional Council including a GHC 20,000 compensation to the chiefs which they rejected.

Speaking in an interview with Accra based Neat fm, Spokesperson of the Atebubu Traditional Council, Nana Owusu Sarpong stated that the Council will still not lift the ban because Sanja Nanja has not shown any remorse nor apologized.

“Sanja Nanja has not learnt any lessons from the ban. We’ve informed all the various groups such as Muslims, Christian and youth leaders not to engage him in any activity in the area. After asking the president of the Brong Ahafo Regional House of Chiefs, who’s also the paramount Chief  of Yeji Traditional area to plead on his behalf, Sanja was heard speaking on radio claiming he didn’t ask the chief to do any such thing. This height of disrespect cannot be countenanced.”

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