According to Baffour Amankwatia VI, the acting president of the Kumasi Traditional Council and Bantamahene, the station must cease operations as of Friday, August 26, 2022 because it allowed Akwasi Addai “Odike,” the founder and leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP), to criticize the chiefs on air.
When a delegation from Oyerepa Radio and TV arrived before the traditional council to apologize for Odike’s remarks, Amankwatia VI delivered the instructions.
Due to remarks he made about chiefs and their involvement in the fight against illegal mining in the Ashanti Region, Odike attracted the anger of the Kumasi Traditional Council.
He was also accused of threatening to inspire young people to rebel against chiefs if they didn’t do their part to stop the threat of illegal mining.
However, members of the Kumasi Traditional Council criticized his remarks as offensive and insulting.
On Friday, the chiefs of the Kumasi Traditional Council carried out ceremonies and killed a ram to purportedly drive Odike out of Manhyia.
The chiefs believe that Odike’s remarks were disrespectful, hence he has no place in Manhyia.
Relatedly, some unidentified armed individuals broke into the UPP’s Ashanti Region headquarters on Monday and wrecked the place.