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“People Like Paul Adom-Otchere Live By Their Stomachs” – Togbe Afede Replies Metro TV Presenter On Ex-gratia Assertions



"People Like Paul Adom-Otchere Live By Their Stomachs" - Togbe Afede Replies Metro TV Presenter On Ex-gratia Assertions

A former member of the Council of State, Togbe Afede XIV, has expressed his disappointment with the comments of Good Evening Ghana host, Paul Adom-Otchere, on his conduct as a member of the Council.

According to the traditional ruler, the claims by the ace broadcaster on the number of times he attended meetings as a member of the Council of State, are untrue.

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Speaking in an exclusive interview with JoyNews’ Maxwell Agbagba on Thursday, Togbe Afede explained that contrary to Paul’s claims, he was ‘one of the active participants in the Council of State, during his period of service.

He also revealed that even though he was alarmed by Paul’s remarks, he is not surprised because Paul did a similar thing in the past.

The Paramount Chief of the Asogli Traditional Area, Togbe Afede further intimated that “It’s a surprise that he of all people. When I say he of all people, he’ll know why I’m saying I didn’t expect that from he of all people.

But unfortunately, some people live by their stomachs in the kind of things that they do. So given my recent experience, I’ll say I’m not too surprised”

Meanwhile, the former Member of the Council of State has asserted that he could never have been able to expend the over GH¢365,000 ex-gratia paid to him for serving on the Council of State between 2017 and 2020.

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In a report by, the Paramount Chief and Agbogbomefia of Asogli in an exclusive interview with JoyNews on Thursday emphasised that he was surprised by the huge amount paid into his account as ex-gratia.

Defending his decision to return the ex-gratia paid him, Togbe Afede XIV reiterated that his four-year part-time job as a Member of the Council of State does not merit such quantum of money as an extra reward.

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