The Ashanti Regional Deputy Communication Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Alex Kwaku Asafo Adjei has urged the Asanti Regional Minister Hon Simon Osei Mensah, the Minister of Land and Natural Resources Hon. Samuel A. Jinapor and members of the New Patriotic Party to desist from disrespecting the Overlord of Asanteman Otumfou Osei Tutu II.
The King of the Ashanti region Otumfuo Osei Tutu during galamey dialogue at KNUST disclosed that the Ashanti Regional Minister Hon Simon Osei Mensah and the Minister of Land and Natural Resources wanted to direct him on what to say about the galamsey menace.
According to him, he agreed to go according to the script they gave him but realized that there is a need to condemn high-profile persons who were involved in the illegal act in order to serve as a deterrent to others who want to engage in the act.
Commenting on diplomatically attempt to gag Otumfou by the Asanti Regional Minister Hon Simon Osei Mensah, the Minister of Land and Natural Resources Hon. Samuel A. Jinapor, Alex Kwaku Asafo Adjei lambasted the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for their lack of respect to the Overlord of Asanteman, Otumfuo Osei Tutu Ababio II.
According to Alex Asafo Adjei, “The attempt to gag Otumfou in the fight against galaamsey by government appointees and NPP is very shameful. Asantehene Otumfou Osei Tutu II is the father for all and he doesn’t belong to any political party and not even President Akuffo Addo can gag Otumfou”
“I’m highly disappointed in Ashanti Regional Minister Hon Simon Osei Mensah for leading Minister of Land and Natural Resources Hon. Samuel A. Jinapor to gag Asantehene Otumfou Osei Tutu. It doesn’t show respect and they should bow their heads in shame and apologize to Asantehene and Asamteman”
Asafo Adjei added, “NPP and President Akuffo Addo cannot take their corruption to Manhyia Palace to gag Otumfou Osei Tutu II. The king of ‘Sikadwa’ cannot be corrupt and gag by President Akuffo Addo’s government”.