Henry Osei Akoto, a leading member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), met with some youth groups at the Manhyia Palace to discuss the recent insult by the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako, also known as Wontumi, to the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.
In the discussion with one of the groups, the NDC member pushed the youth to support and insist on the Asantehene’s position that Chairman Wontumi appear before Manhyia leaders for interrogation.
This comes after Bernard Antwi Boasiako, the owner of Wontumi Radio and TV, made some disparaging remarks about the Asantehene, prompting the chiefs to demand that the Asantehene cease the functioning of Wontumi Radio and TV if the regional chairman does not appear before them at the palace.
In order to guarantee that Wontumi suffers the repercussions of his conduct, Henry Osei Akoto went to the Manhyia Palace to engage the youth groups and encourage them to support the Asantehene and seek justice.
“We cannot sit here for someone to treat the Asanteman this way. I am saying that wherever Wontumi is, we will bring him out. Let the Asante kingdom be of concern to you. I was in the Eastern Region but I am here today and the people in that region say they are observing us. They are watching what we are going to do today and if we don’t do it well, people will have the right to tell us what they want,” he said
He further stated that Wontumi was not the only one who had spoken negatively about the Asanteman, and that others, such as Twene Jonas, had abused the Asantehene and the chiefs on social media.
He said that such people should not be tolerated, and that they should be dealt with accordingly.
“When we have Twene Jonas and the others speak ill of us, are we saying that is what we want as a region? If we don’t like it, should we allow Wontumi to also come out to say just anything?” he asked the group”