The King of Asante, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has defied all the external instigation of a feud between him and the Former President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. John Dramani Mahama.
This follows the Asantehene’s speech at the UN, which suggested it took his intervention for Mahama to concede deceit during the 2016 general election. And it got varying reactions from Mahama’s supporters including his Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah. Others too sought to make a big fuss out of the issue, so as to incite bitterness between the two.
However, recent reports show the Asantehene paid a courtesy call on the former president, defying all those odds. The Asantehene visited John Dramani Mahama and were seen in very heartwarming brotherly photos having a very good time together.
The visit to John Mahama’s office in Accra on Friday, November 2, 2019, saw the two discussing issues of national interest whilst receiving some words of wisdom from the Asantehene, as John Mahama disclosed in a post on social media.
He wrote “It was an opportunity to once again discuss with the Asantehene a number of critical national development issues, and also tap into his wise counsel. Otumfuo Asantehene and I have always had a relationship underlined by mutual respect and brotherliness, and it was indeed a great honor to welcome him and his delegation, “
Meanwhile, NDC cohorts including the National Chairman of the NDC, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo and Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin were there to help warmly welcome the Otumfuo.
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I had the honour of welcoming the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, to my office on Friday, ahead of his UPSA Leadership Lecture 2019. It was an opportunity to once again discuss with the Asantehene a number of critical national development issues, and also tap into his wise counsel. Otumfuo Asantehene and I have always had a relationship underlined by mutual respect and brotherliness, and it was indeed a great honour to welcome him and his delegation. I was joined by the National Chairman of the NDC Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin, former Chief of Staff Julius Debrah, executives of the NDC and former appointees to welcome the Asantehene.
Moreover, Otumfuo Osei Tutu as part of his visit to Accra also delivered a lecture at the University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA) on the same day.