Founder and leader of United Progressive Party (UPP), Akwasi Odike has said that he will continue to fight against illegal mining in the Ashanti Region.
The politician in a recent radio interview called out the Manhyia Palace and chiefs in the Ashanti Region for looking on for galamsey activities to fester.
His criticism was not received well by the Manhyia Palace which performed traditional rites to banish him for ‘’denigrating’’ Ashanti chiefs.
The radio station on which he made the remarks was asked to shut operations for a day by the Manhyia Palace.
According to Odike, despite retracting any wrong statement he has made against the Otumfuo, he remains relentless in his fight against illegal mining activities.
“If there is any part of my statement that didn’t go well with you, I retract and apologise,” Odike said during an interview with host of Onua Maakye, Captain Smart on Monday, September 12, 2022.