- The Spokesperson of Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu Baffour Hyiaman Brentuo VI has written a letter to John Mahama
- The Ashanti King's Spokesperson described the NDC flagbearer as an ingrate
- Former president John Mahama through his former Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah, publicly challenged claims made by the Asantehene during his speech at the UN that he played a role in getting the losing candidate in the 2016 elections to concede defeat
Manhyia has responded to the NDC flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama and his former chief of staff, Julius Debrah.
In a strongly worded letter, the Spokesperson of Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu Baffour Hyiaman Brentuo VI described the former president as an ingrate.
“To call Otumfuo a liar or allow his cronies or to allow his people to disparage and pour vituperative to such a benefactor who went to the extent of accommodating you during your tenure as President, is to say the least very regrettable and inexcusable,” Otumfuo’s Spokesperson noted.
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The letter from the Ashanti Kingdom follows the recent back and forth between the former president John Mahama’s camp and Manhyia over the role of the Ashanti king in the aftermath of the 2016 elections.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, on Sunday, September 15 told a UN gathering that he had to intervene before John Mahama conceded defeat after the 2016 polls.
But former Chief of Staff Julius has pushed back on claims by the Otumfuo that his persuasion made Mr. Mahama concede defeat to then candidate Akufo-Addo after the 2016 polls.
“I state without equivocation that the decision to concede and congratulate Nana Akufo-Addo even before the official results were declared was taken by President Mahama himself without any persuasion from any quarter,” Mr. Debrah said.
But the Otumfuo Mawerehene in a letter said, the King and former president Mahama and the current President as well as the then electoral commissioner met twice before he left power.
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“As a politician he should remember that the Road to Power does not pass through Manhyia Palace but definitely through the indivisible Asante Region where Otumfuo reigns, and that his people will always remember him as an ungrateful politician. He shouldn’t forget where he danced to the “Y3n ntie obiara” music to the chagrin of the broad masses of Asante people that won Manhyia Palace displeasure of many Ghanaians. What disgusting betrayal from a son,” the letter from Manhyia added.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that government has disclosed that it would provide the necessary support to the bereaved families of the deceased Takoradi girls.
This news comes after the DNA tests were revealed that the human parts found in cesspit tanks in Takoradi were actually the remains of the 4 missing girls.
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