The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako (Chairman Wontumi), has denied insulting the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, and the Asante Kingdom.
The political leader accused of insulting the traditional leader and Asante kingdom during the vetting of NPP parliamentary aspirants in the region denied the allegations.
Chief Nana Kwaku Duah, Obremponhene of Otumfuo, and Manhyia South NPP Constituency Chairman Ofori Attah Tom-Tom are accused of filing an official complaint to the Kumasi Traditional Council.
The Kumasi Traditional Council summoned Bernard Antwi Boasiako to address alleged derogatory remarks he made against the Asantehene.
The council has requested the NPP leadership to ensure Boasiko appears next week to answer questions on comments made during the vetting of parliamentary aspirants in Manhyia South.
The NPP General Secretary and National Organizer led regional party officers to Manhyia Palace to address the issue.
The council expressed outrage over the alleged remarks by Chairman Wontumi.
They gave him a week to appear before them to respond to the allegations.
But Chairman Wontumi had dismissed allegations on Wontumi Radio as false.
“I have a great deal of respect for the Asantehene and the Asante Kingdom, and I will never do anything to bring it down. All of these charges are false; they are outright lies. That is something I cannot do. “Anyone who wants to lie can do so,” he explained.