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Opinions of Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Columnist: Rockson Adofo

Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II seems to be the smartest King in Ghana

Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, knows how to worm himself into the hearts of people regardless of their age, level of education and social status. His style of approach through delivery of intelligent advice, citing examples to buttress his contention and warning against the repercussions to suffer when failing to heed his advice. His tactical cosying up to people in authority to influence their decisions in his favour or to gain favour in their sight is a trait of crooks. And as once said by my now retired Line Manager, all crooks are smart.

Asantehene has nicely appealed to some members of the British House of Commons that recently paid him a courtesy call at his Manhyia Palace to inform the British Government to come to the aid of Ghana owing to the friendship existing between the two countries since time immemorial. The British were our colonial masters hence they have the moral obligation to help us.

Has Asantehene sooner forgotten the President’s philosophy of Ghana moving beyond aid; not going about soliciting help from foreign countries all of the time? How will the White cotemporaries respect us if we continually corruptibly siphon our scarce foreign currency into their countries to hide them in their banks? How will they respect us and be ready to help us as requested of them by Asantehene if he carries about £350,000 in cash through illegal means tantamount to money laundering to deposit into his UK bank accounts? Has he not purchased a house worth about £5million in London and bought houses in South Africa and the USA where he does not live but spend occasional holidays? Does he not ride in expensive cars that the British Prime Minister or the American President upon all their countries’ wealth will never dream of purchasing to ride in?

If you behave in this way and enjoy luxuries, living in opulence in a manner that the person you are seeking help from will never dream of living, or has the means to do so, how do you expect them to help you? Do you think the Whites are as stupid as Ghanaians, sorry to say? Have you seen White people stealing their countries money to put them into African banks unlike the way our African leaders do of which Asantehene is a classic example?

Again, he has on occasions given intelligent advice to both President Nana Akufo-Addo and the Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo. He had advised the Chief Justice to ensure that delivery of Justice is sped up as justice delayed is justice denied. He has advised her not to be influenced by those who will approach her to beg for clemency or to tilt justice in their favour but to be guided by the truth to deliver justice based of credible evidence. I shall not dispute the sanctity of his advice. However, he is like a pastor who does not practise what he preaches. A pastor who preaches virtues but practises evil, so is Asantehene.

I shall only advise the Chief Justice to be as wise as the serpent in order not to fall for his trickeries. Did he not go to the former Chief Justice, Mrs Georgina Theodora Wood, when she was in office to plead with her to twist the ongoing Kumawu chieftaincy dispute in his favour? Following that approach, she took certain measures along the line to do Asantehene’s request which I found to be contrary to the law hence I had to publish articles to lambast her and to question her integrity. She is alive so anyone willing to know the truth can approach her to find out if Asantehene never approached her on the mentioned issue and if I did not write to castigate her? My publications can easily be verified if you google them.

Did Asantehene not often approach his “yen ntie obiaa” buddy, then President John Dramani Mahama, to ensure that the Kumawu chieftaincy case was judged in favour of Dr Yaw Sarfo and Kumawuhemaa Nana Abenaa Serwaah Amponsah that he is their accomplice? Once, did then President Mahama not summon then Inspector General of Police John Kudalor to his office in the presence of Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II to hear from the horse’s (Asantehene) own mouth what he wanted the police to do to help in his quest to maintain Dr Yaw Sarfo as Kumawuhene?

Some Ghanaians may wonder how I get to know all the truthful information I put out. If you are honest and desire to help your people, God will uplift you and let information reach you in a way that you yourself will wonder. Former President Mahama is alive so anyone who wants to know the truth of my assertion can cross-check it with him and provided he will tell the truth, a member of the Baptist Church as he is.

Asantehene by Asante tradition and custom has NO right to intervene in Kumawu chieftaincy affairs let alone, impose a royal candidate of his choice on Kumawuman and to seek to steal their lands and other resources as this Asantehene born as Kwaku Duah is doing. He is the most disgraced Asantehene of modern times due to his deplorable criminal behaviours.

He can advise and cosy up to the President and the Chief Justice as much as he likes but for them to step in to tilt the Kumawu chieftaincy case in his favour in spite of the abundance of credible facts and evidence I have which are no secrets to the public, it will be a herculean task for them to achieve without blemishing their integrity and suffering my venomous attacks. As long as we are all fighting corruption, I shall not hesitate to step in whenever I can and as directed by my intuition and God. I am not disrespectful but situations can turn me into the most disrespectful person on earth but all for a good cause.

The Kumawu chieftaincy case is a battle being led and fought by God hence any human being that steps in to try to twist the truth will suffer the direct wrath of God or will face the merciless castigations by Rockson, a self-believed agent of God in this particular case.

It is now 02:15 hours on Wednesday, 18 April 2018, so let me retire into bed to read a few bible verses before switching into my snoring mode. The court battle of the Kumawu chieftaincy dispute rages unabated. There is one of the chiefs in Kumawu-Besoro, thus Abaasehene or Abeensebehene or so, a retiree nearly his 80s, who had lived part of his life in London, taken on Dr Yaw Sarfo, the puppet installed on Kumawuman as their paramount chief at the instigation of Asantehene. This chief has through a press conference denounced Dr Yaw Sarfo as Kumawuhene and challenged him to produce his Chieftaincy Declaration Form upon which he was dubiously gazetted as Kumawu Omanhene.

I wish the President, the Chief Justice and the Attorney General long life and the granting to them by God the wisdom of King Solomon in the execution of their jobs to the satisfaction of Ghanaians.