The 2016 flagbearer of the New patriotic Party Nana Akufo-Addo this afternoon showed open contempt and disregard for the custom of Asanteman when he appeared before the Asanteman traditional council at Manhyia Palace .
Led by Former President Kufour to the scene, which was the only condition for the traditional council to accept Akufo-Addo who had on several occasions in recent times shown gross disdain towards Asanteman and their Manhyia Palace.
According to Yaw Oboadum, Jem Fm, Kumasi,Speaking to Ghanapoliticsonline.com, he said As he kufuor was addressing the Asanteman traditional council, Akufo-Addo had his hands in the pocket of his pair of black trousers although, those he was standing with such as Mr S K Boafo, appeared presentable and respectful before the Asanteman Traditional Council.
Not only that, the twice defeated NPP flagbearer was seen throwing about his left hands. Many people present suddenly weared a dark face and bemoaned this deliberate disregard for customs by Akufo-Addo .
An elder of the Manhyia palace who spoke with our reporter and identified himself as Opanyin Tweneboa Kodua explained that ” it was very unfortunate for Nana Addo to disrespect the whole of Asanteman in such manner.Indeed , it was unruly for him to have put his hands in his pocket whiles addressing Asanteman. I hope you have seen many people are complaining about that contemptuous behavior.
If we are to call him to order, our tradition demands he brings along ten goats to pacify our gods for such contemptuous behavior he put up today. Initially, we didn’t expect him. We are aware he didn’t add today’s program as part of his itinerary owing to the fact he, Akufo-Addo knew his gross disregard for our customs in recent times has incur our wrath. But for the face of President Kufour, we have to put everything behind us and accept him”. “Akufo-Addo knew that, had it not been because of President Kufour, there was no way he can come to us let alone to disrespect our cultural values” the elder bemoaned.
Source: Yaw Oboadum, Jem Fm, Kumasi/Ghanapoliticsonline.com