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Opinions of Saturday, 11 July 2015

Columnist: Adofo, Rockson

Stop Being Overly Subservient To Asantehene

– “Kumawuhene Barimah Sarfo Tweneboah Koduah”

From the YouTube video postings by the agents of the alleged Kumawuhene Barimah Sarfo Tweneboah Koduah, one can clearly conclude that he has adopted an overly subservient position to the interests of Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II. In every speech he makes, ever since his questionable enstoolment as Kumawuhene, one vividly sees him play that shameful subservience role as though Kumawuman was a subordinate Division within the Asanteman.

He is consciously or subconsciously belittling Kumawu through his speeches. He knows very well that he is not personally eligible, let alone, the circumstances under which he was elected, to be enstooled Kumawu paramount chief. However, Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, falsely portraying himself as the Overlord of Asanteman, same believing he has an absolute traditional mandate to do as he likes when he likes in Kumawuman or in Asanteman, has imposed him on Kumawuman as their Omanhene.

Following Barimah Sarfo Tweneboah Koduah's dubious enthronement facilitated by an equally dubious Asantehene under extremely dubious circumstances, the supposed Kumawuhene is only obliged to speak highly of Asantehene at all times. Without Asantehene resorting to his questionable ways that have culminated in lawsuits, to get Dr Yaw Sarfo allegedly installed as Kumawuhene, there was no way that he would be enstooled Kumawuhene.

It is only a normal human behaviour for Dr Yaw Sarfo to continually prostrate to Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, sings his praises and grants his wishes no matter what it takes. He is obliged to pay him in kind because without him, he would never even have become the alleged Kumawuhene. To me and other discerning citizens, he is only a one-leg limping chief. It is only a matter of time until he is off the scene. He is already ensnared by the lawsuits if anyone will mind read my numerous publications on the Ghanaian internet news portals on the Kumawu chieftaincy dispute in conjunction with viewing the video posting on YouTube titled, "Asantehene involves in corruption"

The courts can repeatedly keep on adjourning the hearing of the lawsuits against him and his accomplices; one day, there will be a hearing with a verdict delivered. On that D-Day, which will not tarry, the end of the alleged Kumawuhene will come no matter how far Asantehene manipulates his way through the courts and the Security Forces.

I shall only advise Dr Yaw Sarfo to learn Kumawuman history in order not to disparage Kumawuman before Asanteman and, or Asantehene, all because of his selfish quest to remain Kumawuhene despite being mired in illegalities and lawsuits.

Dr Yaw Sarfo should go back to listen to himself as recorded in the videos to ascertain the truth of my assertion. He may choose to view the video postings titled, "Queenmother 25th Anniversary" and "Barima Visits Drobonso". In every video posted on YouTube in which he has made a speech, he has displayed his utter ignorance about the rich history of Kumawu through his overly kowtowing to Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

Can this weakling be Kumawuhene and again go by the Stool name Barimah (Sarfo) Tweneboah Koduah? He can pay homage to Asantehene on every breath he takes; it will not persuade Kumawuman citizens to tow his line of thought or to rally behind him. What is not meant to be is not meant to be.

His claim to the Kumawu Koduah Stool is similar to the morning dew that is dissipated by the rising Sun.

Rockson Adofo