- The NPP officials openly went on their knees to beg Asantehene for forgiveness
- The Asantehene, Otumfour Osei Tutu is 'furious' over the conduct of some NPP officials
Some top ranking members of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), have called on Asantehene, Otumfour Osei Tutu and his elders to render an unqualified apology to the Ashanti king.
According to Myjoyonline.com report, it was a tense moment at Manhyia Palace on Wednesday as top executives of the NPP openly went on their knees to apologize to Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.
The plea for forgiveness follows an outburst by the Asantehene that there are attempts by some NPP officials to pitch him and some of his elders against some members of the Akyem tribe in the country.
Further reports state that the NPP Acting General Secretary, John Boadu and Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, party Regional Chairman, Bernard Antwi Boasiako, and NADMO Regional Coordinator Kwabena Senkyire trooped to the Manyhia Palace to prevent the wrath of the angry Ashanti King on the governing party.
The report added that the NPP entourage fell on their knees to soften the King’s anger and prayed for clemency at the open forecourt of the Manhyia Palace.
Otumfuo’s linguist, Baffour Kantankrakyi according to reports at a point stepped in to intercede on behalf of the NPP officials who were spotted by media cameras on their knees before the King.
‘’Your own grandchildren Regional Minister, the Mayor and John Boadu say this is a surprise to them. And as a caring parent, you don’t harbour ill-feeling. They are pleading for pardon. Please, forgive them,’’ Otumfuo’s linguist pleaded on their behalf according to Myjoyonline.com report.
John Boadu was also at the Palace to secure Otumfuo’s blessing in his bid to secure confirmation as General-Secretary of NPP ahead of the party's national executive elections.
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