The National House of Chiefs has again warned chiefs across the country to desist from openly endorsing presidential candidates ahead of the elections.
This comes on the back of some endorsements received by flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo from some chiefs in the Eastern Region.
Addressing journalists in Accra, President of the National House of Chiefs, Prof. Naa Nabila condemned the move, arguing that the practice violates the constitution.
“They should refer to the constitution which says we shouldn’t take part in active party politics, but it doesn’t mean that you cannot belong. We haven’t been endorsing them. We have said so many times that we don’t support any particular party.”
Prof. Nabila said though they have been admonishing the chiefs not to take entrenched positions he said, “we can’t control them, we can only advise them.”
2 Eastern Region chiefs support Nana Addo
Two chiefs in the Eastern Region had pledged their unflinching support for Nana Addo who is seeking to annex power in the upcoming November general elections.
The two are Osabarima Agyeman Boasia II, chief of Boso, in the Asuogyaman constituency and Osabarima Adugyei Gyamfi II, chief of the Akyem Akrofufu Traditional Area gave the assurance when Nana Addo campaigned in the region over the weekend.