The youth of Osu have expressed concerns about the commitment of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service to investigate the complaint of the official Kingmakers of Osu about an unauthorized seal of the Osu Stool being promoted by some people who have no authority or mandate to act in such a manner.
According to the press release signed and copied to Peacefmonline.com by Reginald Lartey Opintan, they have been aware of the reports that have been made to the CID of the Ghana Police Service regarding the purported attempts by some people to introduce what they claimed to be the new seal of Osu, but however, worried about the commitment of the Police in addressing the situation.
The youth of Osu feared that the acts by these unauthorized people if not resolved have the potential to create unnecessary tension and confusion in Osu and also security implications if allowed to fester.
“While we will not endorse any acts of violence, we wish to urge the Police to act in a manner that will avert any potential tension and confusion in Osu as these issues are very sensitive and can degenerate into potentially disruptive protests, confusion and social disharmony in Osu”, the statement read.
The youth of Osu however have advised that even though they do not endorse any acts of violence, those persons behind this unauthorized act should cease immediately, otherwise, face the full wrath of the youth of Osu.
“The Seal of the Osu Stool is a very important traditional symbol with spiritual relevance and no individual or group with no authorized mandate can arrogate themselves the authority and power to change the Seal of Osu”, the release stated.
Advice from the youth of Osu also went out to the Presbyterian Church of Ghana to quickly stop the use of its premises at the Ascension Presbyterian Church, Adabraka for the launch of such new seal of Osu Stool.
“It is curious that for a purported new seal of Osu, the launch is to be held in Adabraka which is not Osu land and not under the jurisdiction of Osu. If this truly is a seal for the Osu Stool, why should they go to Adabraka to launch it? This is ample evidence of the illegitimacy of the said seal and its authorized launch”, the statement read.
The youth of Osu have therefore been urged to remain calm in the face of such provocation from people who are bent on creating confusion in Osu as the Kingmakers of Osu use the right channels to address the issue.
“We also want to urge the Ghana Police Service to act in a swift manner to halt such activities as they have the potential to create unnecessary tension in Osu. We, the youth of Osu, are resolute in commitment to preserving the sanctity and the respect of our Chieftaincy Institution, and will relentlessly work to halt any attempt to corrupt and belittle our Chieftaincy Institution”, the statement warned.
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