Wontumi Denies Reports He Insulted The Asantehene: “All These Allegations Are Not True”

Wontumi Denies Reports He Insulted The Asantehene: “All These Allegations Are Not True”

  • The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has responded to reports he insulted the Asantehene
  • Bernard Antwi Boasiako, aka Chairman Wontumi, described the reports as false in recent remarks
  • The NPP in the Ashanti Region has been threatened with a ban because of the Wontumi controversy

The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Bernard Antwi Boasiako, aka, Chairman Wontumi, has challenged reports he insulted the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

Speaking on Wontumi Radio, Chairman Wontumi described the allegations as "pure lies".

Chairman Wontumi speaks on Asantehene controversy
Chairman Wontumi has denied insulting the Asantehene. Source: Facebook/@Manhyia Palace/@Chairman Wontumi
Source: Facebook

Wontumi also stressed that he had a lot of respect for the Asante king and would never undermine the kingdom.

“I have a lot of respect for the Asantehene and the Asante Kingdom and will never do anything to run this kingdom down, never. All these allegations are not true; they are pure lies. I cannot do that. Anybody who wishes to lie can do it,” he said.

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Wontumi has been at the centre of controversy over an alleged insult towards the Asantehene during the vetting of NPP parliamentary aspirants.

Nana Kwaku Duah, Chief of Kokoso and the Otumfuo’s Obremponhene, as well as Manhyia South NPP Constituency Chairman Ofori Attah Tom-Tom, are alleged to have lodged the official complaint to the Kumasi Traditional Council.

The council subsequently summoned Wontumi though the politician had yet to honour the summons.

Members of the NPP leadership were at the Manhyia Palace on January 22, 2023, because of the issue and pleaded with the council to give the party two weeks to get Wontumi to honour the summons.

The party also told its members not to comment on the ongoing issues between the party and the Manhyia Palace.

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The NPP has also been threatened with a campaign ban if Wontumi does not honour the summons.

Asantehene lashes out at Ashanti MPs

In a separate story, YEN.com.gh reported that Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has criticised Ashanti Region Members of Parliament over the lack of development in the region.

The Asantehene was speaking at the launch of the 'Heal Komfo Anokye' project to raise money for the hospital.

Otumfuo Osei Tutu has a target to raise $10 million for the Heal Komfo Anokye project.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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Delali Adogla-Bessa (Current Affairs Editor) Delali Adogla-Bessa is a Current Affairs Editor with YEN.com.gh. Delali previously worked as a freelance journalist in Ghana and has over seven years of experience in media, primarily with Citi FM, Equal Times, Ubuntu Times. Delali also volunteers with the Ghana Institute of Language Literacy and Bible Translation, where he documents efforts to preserve local languages. He graduated from the University of Ghana in 2014 with a BA in Information Studies. Email: delali.adogla-bessa@yen.com.gh.

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