Ashanti youth warn Mahama; ask him to retract statement against Otumfuo

Ashanti youth warn Mahama; ask him to retract statement against Otumfuo

- Asante Youth Association has condemned the NDC for what they have described as attempts to use their ‘selfish political gains’ to bring the Asante Kingdom into disrepute

- According to them, Mahama should apologise to the Asantehene and retract whatever statement that was issued from his office

- They said failure for Mahama to do so within the specified 48 hours would be bad for the NDC

The Asante Youth Association has condemned the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) for what they have described as attempts to use their ‘selfish political gains’ to mar the Asante Kingdom.

Following the release of a statement from the office of the former president, the Director of Operations for the Asante Youth Association, Nana Oppong Boadu called on Mahama to apologise to the Asantehene.

Nana Oppong Boadu said failure to retract the statement and apologise within 48 hours will have dire consequences for John Mahama and the NDC in the Ashanti Region.

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“We are giving John Mahama 48 hours to come and retract that he didn’t instruct Julius Debrah to issue that statement. Other than that we are going to make the Ashanti Kingdom a hostile place for himself and his party,” Nana Oppong Boadu stated.

Speaking about the virtues of the Asantehene, Boadu added that any attempt to use the name of the Asantehene for political purposes would be met with fierce resistance.

“Even if the King erred, this is not the way the NDC should have responded because we have all seen the role the Asantehene has played in our elections, we have seen it. The King has played so many roles in our democratic dispensation, we cannot allow the NPP or the NDC to use their political gains to destroy our kingdom,” he argued.

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Otumfuo Osei Tutu in a speech at the United Nations conference over the weekend reportedly made claims about his intervention in the 2016 General elections.

According to the Asantehene, he played a pivotal role in the 2016 general election.

He said he persuaded former President John Dramani Mahama who was clear had lost the elections, to concede defeat. This statement was vehemently challenged by the opposition NDC.

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