Friday, June 19, 2015

The gods are stupid – Ayitey Powers on Ga Traditional Council claim

The gods of the Ga State are stupid and have a poor sense of judgement, Boxer Ayitey Powers has told Kasapa FM.

A rebuttal to a Thursday afternoon press conference in Accra by the Ga Traditional Council on the possible causes of the June 3 flood and fire disaster, which him and colleague boxer Bukom Banku’s fight of 2014 has been named as one of several, the controversial boxer took the Council to the cleaners, chiding them uncharitably.

Join Fidelity Media Advertising Network He told Anopa Kasapa host Fiifi Banson that the the Council and their gods must be crazy to suggest that because they flouted the traditional ban on drumming and noise making, people should die.


” I am surprised at what there are saying. Bukom called me to inform me that this is what is going on, and i asked him why didn’t they gods kill us and our families.

“Those gods they don’t think. They are stupid. Where is this stupid matter coming from.

“It doesn’t even make sense that they would want to kill people i don’t know…How would i feel the pain. Rather if they had killed someone i knew or a blood relation that would have been punishment. But how do you kill people i don’t know just like that.

“If they know they are true gods they wouldn’t go and kill innocent people.

the Traditional Council wants attention…they just want to be heard.”

“Where from this stupid thing.

“if you offend God and he wants to punish you he will directly and not others.”

His comments were almost same as what colleague Bukom Banku had also told Banson on the show.


“Why didn’t the gods kill me and my family. Let them kill me. I have a wife, kids and siblings… they could have come for us instead of killing the innocent people.

“I don’t think we did anything wrong by choosing to fight on that day.”

“I believe in tradition but this is wrong.,” he told host Fiifi Banson.

Defending their choice of date, which the Council claims went against the rule governing the traditional ban on drumming and noise making, he told Fiifi Banson that at the time they fought the people os Osu, the area where the bout took place were free from the ban, insisting the generalization of the issue calls for worry.


“This no issue. Why would they come and tell us we were responsible. Yes the ban on drumming was around at that time but the Osu people were not having theirs.”

“It is wrong for this to be blamed on me and Ayitey Powers.”

The Ga Traditional Council on Thursday claimed that the fight which was staged during the ban on drumming and noise making, was held to the “displeasure of the traditional rulers”.

At a press conference in Accra, the Council argued that organizers of the bout decided to disregard the local traditional rule.


“… a boxing tournament between Bukom Banku and Ayitey Powers was staged at Accra Sports Stadium much to the displeasure of the traditional rulers because it was staged during the ban on drumming and noise making…”

The Council adds that it wishes to “appeal to all residents in Accra and its environs to observe the simple traditional norms and customary rites as enunciated by the Gas to ensure peace which is devoid of any calamity.”

Thursday afternoon’s press conference the Council says was to draw the attention of organizers of such events to the spiritual consequences if the law wasn’t observed.

President of the Council Dodoo Tackie backed his claim with a tall list of national events including the May 9 Accra Sports Stadium disaster of 2001 that led to the loss of 127 lives, and the recent #Dumsormuststop vigil led by actress Yvonne Nelson as case studies of events that flouted the traditional law on ban on drumming and noise making.

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