THE Ashanti regional chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party, Bernard Antwi Boasiako has descended heavily on Ibrahim Mahama, brother of the President, for impregnating the daughter of the occupant of the Golden Stool, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, an abominable act which has led to the collapse of the latter’s marriage.
The NPP chairman has also described the character of Ibrahim Mahama as “wicked and the highest disrespect to the Throne of the Asante Kingdom and the Asantehene”, an unpardonable mistake which could only be appeased by ‘beheading or banishment from the Kingdom in those days.’“With such a disgraceful and irresponsible act committed by Ibrahim Mahama, the best punishment perfectly befitting a man like him in the olden days, is to sacrifice him to appease the gods, or at best banish him from this Kingdom,” the party chairman stated in a press statement, Tuesday.
According to chairman Wontumi, he still can not come to terms with why the President will allow his brother, Ibrahim Mahama to commit such an atrocity and abomination in Ashanti Kingdom which abhors immorality.
Chairman Wontumi therefore hinted that he would lead a charge to get the President’s brother banned from the Royal Palace for the sacrilegious act.He said: “It’s very disheartening that, Ibrahim Mahama will have the guts to persuade and impregnate a married daughter of His Royal Highness of our Ashanti Kingdom”, further describing it as shameful, unacceptable and an abomination.
To chairman Wontumi, the act by President Mahama’s brother is a clear disrespect shown the Ashanti Kingdom by the Mahamas, adding ‘It’s unfortunate that, Ibrahim Mahama will induce a young married daughter, a royal blood with money and get her pregnant.’
Expressing sadness, Mr Antwi Boasiako said he sees the action by Ibrahim Mahama as not only disrespectful towards His Royal Highness and His Divisional Chiefs, but, a total abomination and general disregard to the norms, values and practices of us in the entire Ashanti Kingdom.
In his view, these form of misconducts do not only soil and blemish the cultural norms and traditions as a Kingdom, but, disgraces them further.
“I do not want believe the Ancestors and the gods of our kingdom will ever forgive the Mahamas for this dastardly and unethical act done to us with impunity in the Ashanti Kingdom…It’s sad that, Ibrahim Mahama with the influence of his brother will bring to our kingdom such a disgrace and a very hard blow to our societal norms,” he added.
However, despite such dastardly and coward act shamefully exhibited by Ibrahim Mahama, chairman Wontumi wants the Ashanti kingdom and the entire Ashanti people to remain strong in these difficult moments.“Though the Mahamas have soiled the reputation of our beautiful tradition and brought to us disgrace, all isn’t lost, let’s hold our heads high and protect our beautiful tradition! For the Mahamas, let’s leave them in the hands of God and our Lesser gods; we believe they will fight for us,” he concluded.
I REST MY CASE
#MAHAMA IS A CURSE