Former Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister, Joseph Yammin has hit hard at Nana Nkansah Boadu Ayeboafo, Chief of Agric-Nsima in the Kwadaso Municipality of the Ashanti region, over what he describes as the latter’s “useless comments” against former President John Dramani Mahama and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), MyNewsGh.com reports.
Mr Yammin boldly admitted on live radio that, he was “insulting the comments of the chief and not his person”, because his comments smack of hypocrisy and a needless show of dislike for the national democratic congress.
Speaking in an interview on Kumasi-based Angel FM, the former Deputy Sports Minister faulted the chiefs surrounding the Ashanti monarch for “being mute at the time that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) was in opposition and its members were spewing venom on the Asantehene and calling him names, because they all belonged to that party”.
This portal reported earlier that, the Chief of Agric-Nsima, Nana Boadu Ayeboafo had cautioned former President John Dramani Mahama and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to mindful of their commentary that connotes disrespect to the Asanteman and the King Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.
He had sent a strong warning to Mr. Mahama and his NDC never to dare to rope the Asantehene into their ‘dirty’ and ‘uncensored’ tribal politicking.
The Chief warned Mr. Mahama and former Chief of Staff Julius Debrah as well as their party to stay off issues about Asanteman and Manhyia since the King does not dabble in party politics.
To him, if the NDC does not respect the dignity of Asanteman and its King, they should be bold to say it rather than hiding behind such trivialities, adding that ‘no power can bring Asanteman down’, and urged all in the kingdom to reject any move to bring disgrace to the golden stool.
Nana Boadu Ayeboafo was reacting to some media publications that described Otumfuo Osei Tutu II as a liar which has left residents of the Asante Kingdom fuming with rage over the NDC’s attack on the respected King.
But the fuming Mr. Yammin would not have any of that and urged the show host, Kwame Tanko to dissociate himself and the station from his description of the chief’s comments.