Akwasi Addai Odike has made a u-turn to render what seem like an apology to the Otumfuo and Manhyia Palace for his alleged involved in galamsey.
The founder and Leader of United Front Party (UFP), made the apology on Onua TV when he was hosted by Captain Smart.
According to him, the intention of the comment was not to bring the name of Manhyia Palace and the Chiefs into disrepute but only sharing a concern about the destruction caused to waterbodies as a result of galamsey.
“When you come to the Ashanti region, galamsey activities have destroyed 23 out of the 47 constituencies. Water bodies are in a bad state so I was crying while speaking on Oyerepa.
“But I want to say if Otumfuo was not happy with my comments and it was not right, I retract and apologise but I will not relent on my fight for Ghana. Nobody can intimidate or scare me and I will continue to fight with my last drop of blood,” he said on Accra-based Onua TV.
He was also accused of inciting the youth to rise up and demonstrate against chiefs if they fail to come clear on their roles in or stance against illegal mining.
The chiefs in this regard considered the words of Odike disrespectful and slaughtered a ram in a traditional rite to prevail on the gods to help resist any rebellion against the Asante Kingdom.
Oyerepa FM was also ordered to stop broadcasting on Friday, August 26, until further notice but for the intervention of relevant stakeholders and an apology from its management.