A youth group has called on the President of National House of Chiefs Togbe Afede to resign the post following the confusion that has afflicted the house over the upcoming referendum.
According to the group, the President of the House acted arbitrarily by canvassing for a ‘no vote’ without the approval of the House.
“In the light of these, Togbe Afede VIX has acted arbitrarily. He has arrogated powers to himself which should not be the case. He sought to engage in some self-serving, parochial interests based upon reasons not consistent with the workings of the body.
“The leader of the National House of Chiefs has tainted his position with extreme partisan views, the very views he claims his outfit frowns upon, and this is inimical to the cohesion we expect to see in the traditional authority.
“For going out of his way to issue such a statement without the knowledge of the other members, for sidestepping the rules of engagement of the body, for engaging in an act that shows him supporting the beliefs of one political grouping, and for putting the name of the revered institution into disrepute, Togbe Afede has compromised his position as the President of the National House of Chiefs and must accordingly step down,” the group said.
The opposition National Democratic Congress and many civil society groups are canvassing for a ‘No vote’ in the referendum which is to determine if political parties should be allowed to sponsor candidates in local level elections.