In a surprising turn of events, the Manhyia Palace, the seat of the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has reportedly requested the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to produce their regional chairman for Ashanti, Bernard Antwi Boasiako, popularly known as Chairman Wontumi, for an audience. This request comes amid the controversy surrounding Wontumi’s alleged remarks against Asantehene during the party’s parliamentary vetting.
Sources close to the Manhyia Palace indicate that the traditional leaders are keen to address the issue directly with Chairman Wontumi to gain clarity on the situation and ensure that any misunderstandings are appropriately resolved.
The demand for Wontumi’s presence at the Manhyia Palace has sparked speculation about the seriousness of the alleged remarks and the traditional leadership’s commitment to resolving the matter swiftly. It is noteworthy that the Manhyia Palace rarely intervenes in political affairs unless matters are of significant concern to the Asante Kingdom.
As the news unfolds, both party officials and traditional leaders are expected to engage in discussions to facilitate Chairman Wontumi’s appearance before the Manhyia Palace. The development adds a unique dimension to the ongoing controversy, emphasizing the importance of traditional institutions in mediating conflicts and fostering harmony within the political landscape.
story filed by: Nana Kwaku Duah