Asantehene Reveals How He Resolved A Big ‘Fight’ Between President Akufo-Addo & President Mahama
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the King of the Ashantis, has revealed why his involvement in brokering peace before, during and after general elections in Ghana, cannot be underestimated explaining that he does so in the interest of the country and not for any political party.
According to the Asantehene at a recent event, it took his intervention to resolve a feud between former President John Dramani Mahama and current President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, which was election related.
“Mine is peace and progress of Ghana. John Mahama and Akufo-Addo, after the 2016 elections issues came up and I called them for three meetings. A day before the elections we all sat in a meeting from 8pm to 2am, before dispatching all of them. Akufo-Addo slept in Kumasi that dawn and Mahama left”, he revealed
Continuing with how his intervention helped he said “I specifically told them that after the elections both of you must still come for a meeting either you win or lose. I met with them again. After the polls while votes were being collated on Wednesday and Thursday, there was tension but I took centre stage and helped diffuse that tension, just in the interest of peace for mother Ghana”
The Asante monarch disclosed that many are not aware of the role he played before, during and after the 2016 polls but people are quick to tag him as either NPP or NDC, depending on the lens they may be wearing.
“I represent the interest of Ghana and Asanteman. I am not an NPP or NDC. Whether we like it or not the two parties will continue to govern the country, but it is also my interest and duty to ensure that peace prevails”, he disclosed.
By WakeUPAfrica360 staff