The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Bernard Antwi Bosiako has received flakes after challenging the powers of t
The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Bernard Antwi Bosiako has received flakes after challenging the powers of the overlord of the Asante kingdom, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.
“I have built my kingdom, I have my police and military, and I will speak my mind to Otumfuo if I disagree on an issue with him (Otumfuo)” a report quoted Wontumi as stating.
The Manhyia Palace has reportedly issued a summons to Wontumi for allegedly challenging the authority of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.
According to a report by Onuaonline.com, Wontumi during a sitting of the NPP parliamentary primaries vetting committee last week challenged the authority of the Asantehene.
The report said the party chairman without provocation stated that he has established his kingdom and would not hesitate to challenge the Asantehene if he disagrees on an issue with him.
The report noted the NPP National Organiser, Henry Nana Boakye, who was chairman of the vetting committee during the said incident.
Kokosohene, Nana Kwaku Duah who was also present during the incident, is said to have taken an exception to Wontumi’s utterance.
“For you to even say those words in my presence is unacceptable, and I’m not happy about your weird and disrespectful behavior,” Kokosohene reportedly fumed at Wontumi.
Following the incident, the Asanteman Traditional Council is said to have written to the General Secretary of the NPP, Justin Frimpong Kodua, to facilitate the appearance of Chairman Wontumi at the Manhyia Palace and explain his alleged disrespect towards Otumfuo.