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You are a traitor to the Ashanti Kingdom for defending Wontumi – Ashanti Youth Group tells Nana B

NPP’s National Organiser, Henry Nana Boakye, also known as “Nana B,” is facing strong criticism for defending embattled Ashanti Regional New Patriotic Party (NPP) Chairman, Bernard Antwi Boasiako, known as Chairman Wontumi, concerning the latter’s disrespectful comments against the overlord of the Ashanti Kingdom.

A group known as “Ashanti Youth” has expressed their displeasure, describing Nana B as a significant traitor and likening him to a modern-day “Kwame Tua” in the Ashanti Kingdom, a hated man within the Ashanti world over how he habitually fed the British with information about the Ashanti during the colonial era.

At a press conference held at the Ashanti Regional House of Chiefs-Manhyia on Wednesday, 17th January 2023, aggrieved members of the group said they are “highly disappointed in the National Organiser for the NPP in the person of Henry Nana Boakye (Nana B) for trying to cover up for Chairman Wontumi’s unguided remarks against the Golden stool”.

The spokesperson for the group, Amaning Kwarteng also noted that, “Nana B has denied on various radio stations in the country that Chairman Wontumi did not make such statements, only to be revealed by the Kokosohene that indeed Chairman Wontumi made such statement”.

During the media engagement, the group challenging NPP’s National Organiser, Henry Nana Boakye, asserted that he cannot prioritize his political interests over his identity as a member of the Asante Tribe.

The spokesperson for the group labelled Nana B, along with other Asantes within the NPP, as individuals who have subordinated their cultural and ethnic heritage for the sake of political pursuits.

Meanwhile, Bernard Antwi Boasiako has been accused of cursing the Kokosohene, Nana Kwaku Duah, with the ‘Antoa’ deity.

The alleged incident is said to be in response to accusations about Chairman Wontumi making derogatory remarks about Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene.

The situation unfolded when Justin Kodua, concerned about reports of Chairman Wontumi’s alleged attack on Otumfuo, called the Kokosohene to verify the news. During the phone conversation, Justin Kodua added Chairman Wontumi on a conference call to get his input on the controversial issue.

Unexpectedly, Chairman Wontumi, upon hearing the voice of Kokosohene, became angry and started to curse him. In his alleged curses, Wontumi reportedly invoked the powerful ‘Antoa‘ deity and other river gods, praying for harm to befall the Kokosohene without any apparent provocation.

The Kokosohene has confirmed the incident, stating that Wontumi cursed him, praying for the river deities to strike him dead.

“I’m extremely surprised about Wontumi’s arrogant and weird behaviour. He just started to rain curses on me when he heard my voice on the phone.

“Justin Kodua had called me on phone to verify the authenticity of Wontumi’s attack on Otumfuo and also ask what steps he should take to plead on behalf of Wontumi at the Manhyia Palace. Surprisingly, Wontumi rather started to curse me with river deities when he heard my voice on the phone.

“He cursed me with about seven river deities, including ‘Antoa’ to strike me dead and use my wife and children as thanksgiving”, Nana Kwaku Duah claimed, adding “even Justin Kodua was speechless about Wontumi’s actions”.

Also, Chairman Wontumi has refuted allegations that he made derogatory remarks about Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene.

He says that these reports are orchestrated by his opponents, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to create public discontent towards him.

In a press statement released on Thursday, January 11, Chairman Wontumi called on Ghanaians and NPP supporters to dismiss the propaganda.


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