Ashanti Youth has appealed to Otumfour Osei Tutu II to prevent Bernard Antwi Bosiako from entering Manhyia Palace and other Ashanti Region palaces, expressing their passionate opposition.
The group strongly opposed Bernard Antwi Bosiako’s entry into Manhyia Palace and other Ashanti Region palaces over claims that he disrespected the overlord.
According to the organisation, during the vetting of NPP parliamentary candidates in the Manhyia South Constituency on January 3, 2024, Chairman Wontumi accosted the Kokoso chief, Nana Kwaku Duah, and ordered him to leave the vetting grounds.
During the confrontation, Wontumi claimed angrily that he had “built his own kingdom with military and police force in the Ashanti kingdom.”
He went on to challenge Nana Kwaku Duah, claiming that he (Wontumi) has the right to speak his thoughts in the Ashanti realm, even if he disagrees with Otumfour.
In light of this, the group, lead by its spokesperson, has asked Manhyia Palace not to allow Wontumi to enter Manhyia Palace whenever an NPP delegation pays a courtesy call on the King until he (Wontumi) formally apologises to the King and Asanteman as a whole.
Mr. Kwarteng Amaning, speaking at a news conference today, remarked that if Wontumi wants to own his kingdom, he should do so outside the jurisdiction of the Ashanti kingdom.
He went on to say that the Ashanti youth are extremely unhappy with the NPP’s National Organiser, Henry Nana Boakye, for attempting to cover up Wontumi’s unguided words against the Golden Stool.
“We have invited you (journalists) here to announce unequivocally that Wontumi is solely the Chairman of the NPP in the Ashanti Region. The party isn’t for him. We all voted for the NPP, but the party is not his.
If he believes he is superior to the Overlord and the Goldern Stool, we can no longer host him here. If he cannot respect the King and the Stool, he should leave. If NPP members consider themselves superior to the Overlird, they should leave the territory and relocate elsewhere.”
We also wish to tell those Asantes who have abandoned their Stool and are insulting our customs that they are not welcome here. Nana B is likewise one of those people that does not respect our stool. They need to be guided since we will not entertain them here.
Meanwhile, vendors in the Racecourse and Central Market, led by the head of the Ashanti markets queen mothers, Nana Kyeiwah, and the queen mother of Yam sellers, Nana Yaa Foriwah, echoed the same call.
“We don’t want Wontumi here. If we see him here, we will use our cloth to hang his neck and haul him away. We will not let him disrespect our ruler. We have no issues with the NPP. We have an issue with Wontumi; he insulted our king, and we do not want him here.