Chiefs of the State Council have entreated the general public to ignore fake publications that have recently gone viral in the media space.
According to a statement by the Council signed by its secretary, Stephen Tetteh, in two published stories, there were exploitation attempts of the name of the President of Asogli State Council, Togbe Afede XIV.
The statement explained that, in the first publication, titled ‘Volta Chiefs Blast Opposition NDC’, with Togbe’s picture at the top, ‘the chiefs and people of the Volta Region’ were reported to have, among other things, “accused or blamed the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for poor or low level of development in the region over the years.”
The said publication also said: “We, the chiefs and people of the region, are saying that we are tired of voting for NDC. The propaganda in the NDC is too much. We shall change our way of voting come December 7, 2020.”
In the second publication, titled ‘Announcement of all Voltarians from Asogli State, his Royal highness Togbe Afede XIV’, purported to have been issued and signed by Togbe, among other things, said: “We have, since 1992, supported the NDC because its (sic) was founded by one of our very own, his excellency Flt Lt J J Rawlings because he is our blood, our brother, father and a renounced personality from our land,” adding that: “Because of him, we have supported the NDC from 1992 through thick and thin and still continue to support them even though , this loyalty has not been replicated in terms of infrastructural projects, jobs and investments in our region.”
The Asogli State Council stated emphatically that: “Togbe has nothing to do with the two publications”, describing the act as “the work of shameless, mischievous and evil-minded people”.