Founder and leader of Kumasi-based United People’s Party (UPP), Akwasi Addai Odike has rendered an apology to the Mayor of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Osei Assibey Antwi over comments made against him to the effect he is not fit for the job.
The UPP leader last week descended heavily on the Mayor describing him as a weak person who is not cut for the position.
According to the 2016 UPP flagbearer, the Mayor has been sleeping on his job to ensure easy movement of traffic within the metropolis after several calls on him to stop traders from plying their businesses on pavements.
“I see Hon. Osei Assibey Antwi is weak to control sellers on the streets”, he observed on Kumasi-based Nhyira Fm whilst commenting on the orders of the Regional Minister to evict traders on pavements and unauthorized places.
The office of Hon. Osei Assibey Antwi, however, vehemently rejected claims by Mr. Akwasi Addai Odike and demanded the apology for what they described as a defamatory statement which sought to tarnish the Mayor’s hard-earned reputation.
Speaking exactly a week after the statement was made, the maverick Akwasi Addai Odike on the same Nhyira platform retracted his claims and apologized to the Mayor.
“I will like to apologize for my statements against my brother and the Mayor Osei Assibey”, Mr. Akwasi Addai Odike expressed remorse.
“You are my brother from another mother so I don’t intend to run you and your government down. Forgive me and let move head”, he stated on the show promising his support to the Akufo-Addo led administration.