Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has stated that, he’ll under no circumstance ever kneel before the revered Overlord of Asanteman, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.
He further stated that, he is not a coward and there’ll be no justification for him to ever kneel before the Asantehene.
Abdul Malik Kweku Baako made the comment after some top executives of the New Patriotic Party who trooped to the Manhyia Palace to have a word with the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II last week, had no choice than to kneel and beg after the angry King asked them to leave his Palace.
The NPP executives were led by acting General Secretary, John Boadu – who was in the region to campaign – Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, party Regional Chairman, Bernard Antwi Boasiako, and Regional Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organization, Kwabena Senkyire.
The Asantehene was reportedly angry over concerns that some members within the NPP government are attempting to pitch him [Asantehene] against the Ohyehene and Akyems.
A group calling itself the Concerned Youth of Ashanti had accused Gabby Asare Otchere Darko and the Executive Secretary to the President Asante Bediatuo of running down the Asantehene.