Kumasi Traditional Council summons NPP’s Bernard Antwi Boasiako over alleged derogatory remarks

Kumasi Traditional Council summons NPP's Bernard Antwi Boasiako over alleged derogatory remarks
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

Ashanti Regional Chairman Asked to Appear Before Council Regarding Comments on

The Traditional Council has summoned Bernard Antwi Boasiako, popularly known as Wontumi, the New Patriotic Party's Ashanti Regional Chairman, over alleged derogatory remarks made against the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

The Council has requested that Wontumi appear before them next Monday to address the comments reportedly made during the vetting of parliamentary aspirants in Manhyia South.

's General Secretary, , and National Organizer, Henry Nana Boakye, led a delegation to the Manhyia Palace to address the issue.

The General Secretary informed the Council that Chairman Wontumi is currently unwell and requested a two-week grace period for him to honour the invitation.

Expressing dissatisfaction, some Chiefs insisted that Chairman Wontumi must appear before the Council, even if he has to come in a wheelchair.

The Council also noted comments made by legal practitioner Maurice Ampaw against the Chiefs during a program on Wontumi Television and summoned him, along with the management of Wontumi Radio and TV, to appear next Monday.

The NPP has distanced itself from alleged comments by Maurice Ampaw, assuring the Council that the party would ensure Chairman Wontumi honours the invitation.

The summoning of a high-profile party official highlights the ongoing tension between political figures and traditional authorities, adding an extra layer of complexity to the region's political landscape.

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