The Asanteman Traditional Council has reportedly cleared the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako, a.k.a. Chairman Wontumi, of any wrongdoing.
The second-highest decision-making body of the Asante Kingdom, whose membership is limited to traditional leaders, had been livid about then-embattled Chairman Wontumi’s failure to honour their summons and appear before them.
This follows an altercation between Mr Antwi Boasiako and the Kokosohene, Nana Kwaku Dua, at the recent vetting of parliamentary aspirants in the Ashanti region.
Though Chairman Wontumi has denied the accusations, he was invited by the traditional council for a hearing, an invitation he failed to honour on health grounds
A report from the meeting says the Council directed that the Kokosohene, Nana Kwaku Dua, should vacate his position as the Chairman of the Council of Elders of the New Patriotic Party for the Manhyia South Constituency.
Wontumi’s accuser Kokosuhene, Nana Kwaku Duah, was also advised to abstain from bringing political issues to the Manhyia Palace.