The General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Justin Kodua Frimpong, is spearheading a delegation of party officials to the Manhyia Palace in response to purported disparaging remarks made by the party's Ashanti Regional Chairman, Bernard Antwi Boasiako, widely known as Chairman Wontumi.
The alleged comments targeted the authority of the Asante king, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, following the vetting of Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh. Chairman Wontumi reportedly asserted his independence, stating, “I have built my own kingdom; I have my own police and military; and I will speak my mind to Otumfuo if I disagree on an issue with him.”
Addressing the press in Kumasi on Monday, January 22, Mr Frimpong Kodua emphasized the party's deep respect for Asanteman and its commitment to maintaining the reverence for the Asante king and traditional leaders.
“Our history has been shaped and supported by Asanteman and the good people of the Ashanti region, and as a party, we hold extreme, absolute, and undiluted respect for Asanteman, and most especially for our king and Nananom