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Akufo-Addo meets ‘angry’ Otumfuo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo over the weekend met the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at the Manhyia Palace in a bid to plead with the fuming Monarch, Starrfmonline.com has gathered.

The visit by the president comes after some senior executives of the ruling party were seen, in a photo gone viral, kneeling before the Ashanti King.

The revered King is reportedly angry over attempts by some individuals in government to pitch him against Akyems.

A group calling itself the Concerned Youth of Ashanti has strongly accused a leading member of the New Patriotic Party, (NPP), Gabby Asare Otchere Darko and the Executive Secretary to the President Asante Bediatuo of speaking ill and undermining the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

In an interview with Starr News, Agyenim Boateng said “a couple of years ago under the leadership of Akufo-Addo, his nephew and relatives started making some comments concerning the Asantehene and the Asantehene himself mentioned Gabby Asare Otchere Darko and Asante Bediatuo at the Manhyia Palace.

“Everything they are saying about the Asantehene, he is in Manhyia Palace but he has heard of it…so it is a warning and an advice to them.”

The president’s visit also comes after the National Security Minister Kan Dapaah also visited the Asantehene to plead on behalf of the NPP.

Sources at the Manhyia Palace are tight-lipped over the discussions between the Otumfuo and Akufo-Addo.

The Ashanti region is considered the electoral World Bank of the NPP since the region has voted for the party in all major elections in the country.

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