In an unprecedented move, the traditional leaders, known as Nananom, at the Manhyia Palace in the Ashanti Region, have imposed a ban on all political campaigning activities by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) within the region. This decision comes as a response to the ongoing controversy surrounding the alleged remarks made by the NPP’s regional chairman for Ashanti, Bernard Antwi Boasiako, popularly known as Chairman Wontumi, against Asantehene during the party’s parliamentary vetting.
According to sources close to the Manhyia Palace, the ban will remain in effect until Chairman Wontumi personally appears before the traditional leaders to address the matter. Additionally, the traditional leaders have instructed that the NPP flag be lowered in the Ashanti Region as a sign of respect to the traditional authority.
The directive from the Manhyia Palace has sent shockwaves through the political landscape, with the NPP now facing significant limitations on its campaign activities in one of its strongholds. Party officials are expected to engage in discussions with the traditional leaders to facilitate Chairman Wontumi’s appearance and address the concerns raised by Nananom.
As the situation unfolds, the ban on political campaigns and the lowering of the NPP flag underscore the gravity of the alleged remarks and highlight the influential role of traditional institutions in shaping the dynamics of political discourse within the Ashanti Region.
story filed by: Nana Kwaku Duah