The Kumasi Traditional Council (KTC) has ordered the leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to produce its Ashanti Regional Chairman, Bernard Antwi Boasiako, aka Wontumi, in the next seven days.
The council has also ordered popular lawyer Maurice Ampaw and the management of Wontumi TV/Radio to appear before it after the former was accused of making unsavoury comments against the chiefs.
The party delegation was at the Manhyia Palace on Monday (22 January) following alleged unsavoury comments made against the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, by the party stalwart.
The council, however, heard that Wontumi could not make it to the Palace as he was indisposed.
The general secretary of the NPP, Justin Kodua, who led the high-powered delegation, thus prayed for the council to adjourn sitting for the next two weeks.
But that was shot down by the council, which adjourned sitting to Monday, January 29.
To maintain decorum and resolve ongoing issues with Manhyia Palace, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has issued a directive to all party members, urging them to refrain from making any comments regarding the matter.
During a press conference held at Kumasi on Monday, General Secretary Kodua Frimpong emphasized the party’s commitment to resolving the issues while maintaining harmony and respect.
He stated that the NPP’s decision to impose a ban on party members’ comments aims to prevent further escalation of tensions and promote peaceful dialogue.
Kodua further emphasized the importance of maintaining a good relationship with Manhyia Palace, highlighting the need for dialogue and understanding to address any concerns or misunderstandings.

Meanwhile, ahead of the parliamentary primaries on Saturday, the General Secretary, Justin Kodua Frimpong, has warned NPP parliamentary aspirants against camping delegates.
Mr. Kodua Frimpong, who was addressing journalists in Kumasi, explained that the NPP had come up with these measures because it wanted the entire exercise to be free and fair.

Justin Kodua Frimpong equally warned delegates who would be exercising their franchise in the upcoming internal elections to desist from taking photos and videos of their votes.
He cautioned that if caught, they would be handed over to the police for prosecution.

Last week, the NPP cleared 326 parliamentary aspirants for the January 27, 2024, primaries to elect parliamentary candidates in constituencies where the party has sitting Members of Parliament (MPs).

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