Lawyer Maurice Ampaw is making waves in the media for his attempts to resolve the dispute surrounding Chairman Wontumi.
Some parties accused Mr Ampaw of disregarding the authority of the Ashanti kingdom’s overlord, Otumfour Osei Tutu II, but he took a forceful position on Sunday, January 23, 2024, to refute various charges made by groups such as the Ashanti Youth Group.
During the vetting procedure, which resulted in a purported incident between Chairman Bernard Antwi Boasiako (Wontumi) and the Kokosohene representing Otumfour, Ampaw explained the scenario.
“Chairman Wontumi is an institution “Wontumiology” and the Asantehene Otumfour Osei Tutu II does not have a political kingdom and power over Ashanti Region since the Asantehene is above them thus, all the political parties” he said
According to him, “Chairman Wontumi is an institution, ‘Wontumiology,’ and the Asantehene Otumfour Osei Tutu II does not hold political authority over the Ashanti Region since the Asantehene’s position is above political parties.”
According to Ampaw, Wontumi leads the Ashanti Region’s political monarchy but is subject to the broader power of Otumfour, who is worldwide revered.
He highlighted that Wontumi and Otumfour have a good relationship, and that any unfavorable representation is the result of political propaganda aimed at weakening Wontumi’s image during an election year.