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General News of Saturday, 25 August 2018

Source: classfmonline.com

Rawlingses praise Otumfuo, Okyehene for statesmanship

Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II with the Rawlingses

Former President Jerry John Rawlings and his wife, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, have praised Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, and Okyehene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II, for their show of statesmanship at the durbar of chiefs held in Kyebi on Thursday, 23 August 2018 to mark the 75th anniversary of the passing of late Okyehene Sir Nana Ofori-Atta I.

The Rawlingses said the atmosphere of unity and reciprocity exhibited by the eminent traditional rulers was inspirational and a great motivation for national peace and cohesion.

Mr and Mrs Rawlings made the comments when Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and a delegation of chiefs called on them at their residence at Ridge in Accra on Friday.

The former President said the gestures by the two traditional rulers had put the brakes on those who tend to take negative advantage of the healthy rivalry between the two kingdoms.

He noted that there are some whose interests are parochial and not nationalistic, as opposed to those whose pursuits are always patriotic and all-embracing, stating that the two leaders had chosen a path that will send a strong signal of unity to all Ghanaians.

Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings commended Otumfuo and Okyehene for the tone of their addresses at the colourful durbar which was attended by President Akufo-Addo, leading politicians, businesspeople and a cross-section of Ghanaians as well as international guests.

She stated that the addresses where inspiring, passionate and aroused a sense of patriotism and nationalism that was electrifying.

The Otumfuo had earlier paid a courtesy call on President Nana Akufo-Addo.