Let Peace Reign Upon Our Nation -Asantehene Appeals To Politicians

Photo Courtesy: newswire
Photo Courtesy: newswire
Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has appealed to political leaders to help build and promote unity and peace among ethnic groups in Ghana.
He observed that the unity being forged among Asante, Dagbon, Anlo, Akyem and other ethnic groups should provide a clear indication to a new spirit brewing in the country.
Speaking at a durbar to mark 20th of his ascension to the Golden Stool, he revealed that a lot of behind-the-scene effort has gone into discussing the political differences that have plagued Anlos and Asantes.

According to the King of the Asante Kingdom, last year he invited Anwomefia of Anlo to ponder over the curious state of political differences that have plagued relations between the two people.

“We concluded that there is absolutely no reason why politics should be allowed to undermine the state of amity that has existed between Anlos and Asantes” Otumfuo said.

It was formalized by Otumfuo King Kofi Karikari and the King of Anlo [who] entered into a sacred pact in 1865 never to wage war against each other. That pact led to the establishment of [the] Anloga community which still thrives in Kumasi
“It was formalized by Otumfuo King Kofi Karikari and the King of Anlo [who] entered into a sacred pact in 1865 never to wage war against each other. That pact led to the establishment of [the] Anloga community which still thrives in Kumasi,” the Asantehene added.

“We draw attention to the significance of the presence of our brothers (Anlos) to this Addae-Kese because they provide the new clear signpost to a new spirit that is brewing in our nation. It is the spirit of a resurrected resurgent Ghana united by a common heritage and at peace with itself.

We draw attention to the significance of the presence of our brothers (Anlos) to this Addae-Kese because they provide the new clear signpost to a new spirit that is brewing in our nation. It is the spirit of a resurrected resurgent Ghana united by a common heritage and at peace with itself.
“We feel it our binding duty, therefore, in the presence of our noble gathering to address a fervent appeal to his Excellency our president, our former presidents and elder statemen and leadership of political parties who seek to govern our nation to let this signpost guide us to our true destiny which is a vibrant Ghana developing in peace and harmony” Otumfuo said.

The Asantehene charged politicians to nurture this new breeze of peace by doing away with rancour, bitterness and violence in political discourse.

“On this holiest of days, we send a simple but powerful message to our political leaders; let peace reign upon our nation,” he appealed.

For his part, President Akufo-Addo commended the Asantehene for efforts in resolving the 17-year Dagbon chieftaincy dispute.

He said the Asantehene is not only a treasure for Ashantis but the entire country.

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