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General News of Friday, 4 May 2018

Source: Myjoyonline.com

'Perplexing' – Gabby's tweet denies claim he's undermining Otumfuo

A senior partner of the Danquah Institute and a close associate of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) Gabby Otchere-Darko has denied claims that he is pitching Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, against the Akyems.

At the Manhyia Palace on Wednesday, NPP executives fell to their knees to apologise to the Asantehene who expressed his discontent about active attempts by some people close to government to denigrate the Golden Stool in their bid to exalt Okyehene's stool.

In a tweet Thursday Gabby Otchere-Darko stated: “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.”

Acting General Secretary, John Boadu; Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah; NPP Regional Chairman, Bernard Antwi Boasiako, and Regional Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organisation, Kwabena Senkyire, trooped to the Manhyia Palace pleading with the revered Ashanti King to spare the governing party his wrath.

Otumfuo said he has reliable information that Gabby Otchere-Darko and other close associates of government have been carrying out nefarious activities with their cohorts hired to bring him down.