Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has cautioned chiefs from publicly endorsing politicians, saying that - if they must - they should abdicate their respective stools before they do so.
The Asante King was speaking at this year's last session of The Ashanti Regional House of Chiefs in Kumasi, on Wednesday. Speaking to a packed audience the Asantehene cautioned the chiefs, saying that they should not get too excited by free handouts, and that they should maintain the dignity of their institutions long established by their forefathers
These comments are in response to an open endorsement of NPP presidential hopeful, Nana Akufo Addo, by 58 chiefs of the Atwima Kwanwoma District. Otumfuo added that this was not restricted to chiefs in the Ashanti Region, but to all chiefs who owe allegiance to the Golden Stool.