The Executive Director of Danquah Institute, Dr. Kingsley Nyarko has called on Kumasi Youth Association (KUYA) to provide evidence to allegation made against him and some other persons regarding an alleged defamatory comments made against the King of Asante. He said he will head to the court if KUYA refuse to retract allegations made against him and some other persons. This was contained in a press statement sent to www.myarkfmonline.com
Below is the full statement:
Re: Otumfuo Is Above Partisan Politics—Kumasi Youth Association (KUYA)
My attention has been drawn to a press conference organized by a group by name Kumasi Youth Association (KUYA)on Monday May 7, 2018 in Kumasi. The leadership of the group comprises the following: Kwabena Frimpong, General Secretary; Boakye Dankwa, Director of Communication; Felix Ibrahim, Organizer; and Richard K. Bawua, representative of patrons.
At the press conference, and a subsequent press statement released, the group states Gabby Otchere-Darko “Predictably took to Facebook and responded to the King against what customs and courtesy demands [,] which clearly shows [his] arrogance and lack of respect.”
They continued, “ the said facebook response to our King gave room to characters like Edward the Slave of Hello FM, Afia Akoto (Deputy Director, MASLOC), Dr. Kingsley Nyarko, ([Executive] Director, [Danquah] Institute), Gifty Oware (Dep. Director, NSS) et al. to rain insults on Abandwa (Golden Stool).
Sadly, but unsurprisingly, the association because of its intended malice failed to provide the said insults for the discerning public to decipher and come to an informed conclusion.
I would like to state emphatically that neither I, nor the other persons mentioned above, have ever, and will never ever insult the person of the King nor denigrate his Highest Office for any reason.
We respect, adore and hold in high esteem the King of the Asante Kingdom and occupant of the Golden Stool.
We thus see the association’s accusation as a deliberate and contrived attempt at courting public hatred for us as well as tarnishing our reputation, and most dangerously exposing us to a calculated agenda to needlessly make us unnecessary victims of no wrong done, but to achieve their own known agenda of hate and tribal bigotry.
The behavior of the group is unacceptable and one that creates anomie in society and must be condemned by all well-mannered Ghanaians.
I therefore demand that the association provides the said insulting comment or retract their allegation, especially against my person and render an unqualified apology to me and the other persons by 11/05/18.
Failure to do so by the stated date, will lead to redress at the court.
Kingsley Nyarko, Ph.D.
(Executive Director, Danquah Institute)