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General News of Monday, 7 May 2018


Gabby prays for Otumfuo on 68th birthday

Mr Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, nephew to President Nana Akufo-Addo, has sent a birthday message to Otumfuo Osei Tutu II as the Asante monarch turns 68 years today, Sunday, 6 May 2018.

Mr Otchere-Darko prayed for long life for the traditional leader.

“Happy Birthday Otumfuo Osei Tutu II. May you live long and healthy to continue to impact wisdom, offer leadership and to promote the rich culture and heritage of our nation, Ghana,” Mr Otchere-Darko tweeted.

Mr Otchere-Darko was in the news recently for allegedly attempting to undermine Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

At the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi recently, the furious Asante monarch is said to have specifically named Mr Otchere-Darko and the president’s Executive Secretary Nana Asante Bediatuo, as plotting to undermine him.

A group called Concerned Youth of Ashanti led by Dr. Nana Agyenim Boateng, came out to confirm the allegations.

Ashanti Regional Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party, Bernard Antwi Boasiako (Chairman Wontumi) and other leading figures of the NPP, including Acting General Secretary John Boadu; Ashanti Regional Minister Simon Osei-Mensah, as well as the Regional Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organisation, Kwabena Senkyire, went to the Manyhia Palace on Wednesday, 2 May 2018 for a different purpose but got confronted by the enraged monarch who revealed to them that certain people close to the seat of government were making disparaging comments about him and also pitching him against the people of Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Area – native town of President Nana Akufo-Addo, Mr Otchere-Darko and Nana Asante Bediatuo.

This prompted an instant groveling apology by the four leading figures of the NPP, who fell on their knees before the traditional leader.

Responding to the allegation against him, Mr Otchere-Darko wrote on his Facebook page: “Am I so stupid that I would work against my own interest and turn one-half of me against the other half by inciting my mother’s people against my father’s people; that I would bite the very hand that feeds us politically? Perplexing”.