Gov’t condemns attacks on Asantehene after UN speech controversy

The Government has condemned the attacks on the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II following his comments on counsel given to a losing candidate in the 2016 elections during his speech at the UN General Assembly Meeting last weekend.

At a press conference on Wednesday, the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, said the discourse surrounding the Asantehene’s speech had proven to be “unhealthy”.

“Even if the truths may be unpalatable to you, the government view is that we should not be attacking and running down traditional authority or Otumfuo especially; particularly for politicians who every now and then will have to be brought together by these same traditional rulers.”

Otumfuo in his speech claimed that he persuaded an unnamed losing candidate to accept defeat after the polls.

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