President Elect, Nana Akufo Addo, paid a courtesy visit to the Manhyia Palace, in Kumasi yesterday in order to formally inform Asantehene, Osei Tutu of his of his victory at the polls in last week's general elections.
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He said: “Exactly a week today, by the grace of God, the people of Ghana overwhelmingly voted for me and my party. This requires that I move to the palace to inform the Asantehene and also thank you for your advice, support and guidance.”
Accompanied by Vice President Elect, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, with national and regional NPP officials present, the President Elect said that he had also come to seek the Asantehene's blessing for the work ahead.
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President Elect, Nana Akufo Addo's visit also coincided with the observance of Awukudae, a traditional ceremony part of the Adae cycle (Twi: "resting place") and therefore, Asantehene, Osei Tutu, and other chiefs at the ceremony did not make any remarks.