Mahama under fire for allegedly turning Asantehemaa’s funeral into ‘political rally’

Mahama under fire for allegedly turning Asantehemaa’s funeral into ‘political rally’

- Former President John Dramani Mahama has been faulted over his political comments at the funeral grounds of the late Asantehemaa

- A policy analyst, Aboagye Danyansah, has said it is unacceptable for the former President to delve into politics when Asanteman is mourning

- The former President is being accused for using the funeral as platform to enhance his 2020 political ambitions

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Mahama under fire for using Asantehemaa’s funeral for campaign

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Former President John Mahama has come under barrage of attacks for allegedly using the funeral of the late Queen of Asante Kingdom, Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II for politics.

According to a policy analyst and political commentator, Mr. Frank Aboagye Danyansah, it was unfortunately for the ex-president to have diverted the attention of mourners at the funeral to politics.

This, Mr. Aboagye Danyasah stated, was out of place and should have been avoided by the former President, according to a report by

The policy analyst also said it was unnecessary for the former President to have turned the funeral ground into a funfair to show his popularity in the region.

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Mr. Mahama is reported to have made some political staments when he was given the platform to speak at the Asantehemaa’s funeral held last week.

His comments, according to reports indicate that he is ever ready to contest the flagbearership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) with the 2020 presidential elections in view.

The former President therefore found the platform of the late Asantehemaa’s funeral as an opportunity to trumpet his political ambitions.

His arrival in the Ashanti Region was heralded by NDC supporters in the region who besieged the Kumasi Airport to give him a rousing welcome.

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The late Asantehemaa, Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem died, at the age of 111.

She was also the mother of the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

Her final funeral rites were held at the Manhyia Palace in a week-long event.

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