NDC's Ohene Agyekum To Be Banned From Manhyia

Ghana’s former ambassador to the USA and Ashanti Regional Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Ohene Agyekum, is in hot waters according to Mr. Andy Owusu, as he risks being banned from entering or engaging himself in any activities of Manhyia palace.

Mr. Owusu, a stalwart of the New Patriotic Party has noted that Mr. Agyekum is to face the Traditional legal counsel of Manhyia, to explain why he chose to ignore the historic celebration of Asantes and Akyem, when the Asantehene made a historic visit to Ofori Panninfie in the Eastern region, last week, but chose to join former President Mahama’s event to re-launch his presidential bid.

The NPP scribe, who is an aide to the Ashanti Regional NPP chairman adds that any adverse verdict on Mr. Agyekum from Manhyia, may spell doom for his ties with the seat of the golden stool, as he could face a life ban from the Palace. 

The 16th occupant of the Golden Stool, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, made what many had described as "a triumphant entry to Akyem-Abuakwa State", where he joined his brother Okyenhene Amoatia Ofori-Panin, of Akyem-Abuakwa, to mark the 75th anniversary of the death of Ofori-Panin. 

Ohene Agyekum together with former president Mahama were absent at Kyebi; and the reason was that the latter was re-launching his flagbearership ambition to lead the NDC.

Andy Owusu, claims it is understandable for former president Mahama to champion countless agenda to pitch Akyems against Asantes, however, he sees it as “blasphemous for Mr. Agyekum who is a native of Asanteman to support his former boss’ grand agenda against the Asanteman and Okyeman.”

This move, Andy Owusu noted had now eventually exposed the former Ambassador’s anti-Asante traits as he has been exhibiting since.

His absence, together with his boss the former president, was a big statement, and an endorsement of what people always think about their abhorrence for Asanteman and Akyem-Abuakwa. 

Andy Owusu is asking Manhyia Palace to ensure Mr. Agyekum face the music, should he fail to give tangible reasons for his absurd action.