Akwasi Addai ‘Odike’ who is the Leader of the United Progressive Party, has stated his keenness to have a showdown with the rulers of Kumasi.
Odike will not apologize to Kumasi chiefs: The battle line has been drawn
The UPP head said he was unfazed by the attack on his office on Monday. As such, he is ready to engage them in a battle.
“People, who are after my life, how can I apologise to them? They want to kill me so why should I go on my knees and beg them? That portion is past and gone. No reconciliation. The battle lines have been drawn. I have to take proper care of myself and see how the Police will assist me in terms of security,” he said.
The businessman turned politician recently provoked the rage of Manhyia Palace in Kumasi for his remarks on the involvement of chiefs in illegal mining.
Speaking on a Kumasi-based radio station, Mr Akwasi Addai criticised the chiefs for failing to help end the ‘galamsey’ menace.
He, therefore, charged the youth to rise up and demonstrate against chiefs if the traditional rulers don't come clear on their involvement in or stance against illegal mining.
But his comment was described as distasteful and unsubstantiated, meant to dent the image of Manhyia.
In an interview with JoyNews on Monday, he said the attack on his office by the task force from Manhyia Palace was a vindication of his stance against the chiefs.