This publication is principally about lampooning Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II. Anybody who’s certainly conversant with the Ashanti historical past, courting from the restoration of the Asante Confederacy will agree with me that Asantehene is just not the Overlord of Asanteman. He’s the chief of Kumasi and performs a ceremonial position when himself and his colleague-Asanteman paramount chiefs (Amanhene) do meet at the Kumasi Manhyia Palace for no matter purpose. I’ve evidential paperwork testifying to my assertion.
Firstly, Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II always underrates the intelligence of the topics of Asanteman by way of tactical bullying. He needs them to see and settle for him as the Overlord of Asanteman with unrestricted powers to do what he needs when he needs; equally as pertained in the period in Asante historical past earlier than the seize and exile of Asantehene Nana Agyemang Prempeh I in 1896 to Sierra Leone and lastly to the Seychelles Island. The British Colonial masters curtailed the powers of Asantehene when Nana Agyemang Prempeh I used to be returned to Gold Coast and taken to Kumasi in 1924.
Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, smarter as he thinks and taking everybody else for a idiot, imposed his enfeebled octogenarian sister on Asanteman as the successor queen to his demised mom Nana Ampem Afua Kobi. The age of his sister and her well being at the time of ascending to the queen’s throne made her a handicap in the discharge of her duties as Asantehemaa. Was her choice and imposition on Asanteman as Asantehemaa not an insult to the intelligence of Asanteman individuals? Was she not already a strolling lifeless? I almost revealed an info handed on to me by a dependable supply in a single of my articles revealed many months in the past however at a second thought, I ended. Nevertheless, let Asantehene take observe of this Akan proverb, “When your mother is dead and you claim she is asleep, she will wake up for all to see”. “Wake up” in the proverb is paradoxically implied.
Earlier than Kumawuhene Barima Tweneboa Kodua I, the originator of the Kumawu Kodua Stool, provided himself as a sacrificial lamb to save then Asante Confederacy from conquer of their imminent struggle with then most fearful and highly effective King Nana Ntim Gyakari of Denkyira, he made some conditional requests all of which have been granted by the chiefs current together with Okomfo Anokye, the acclaimed highly effective fetish priest.
Amongst the requests have been;
- None of his royals, referring to the totality of Kumawuman topics, was to be slaughtered, thus, no cutlass ought to contact any of them. This was in all probability upon the understanding that when Asante paramount chiefs died, they killed individuals and eliminated their head to be buried with the lifeless chief. He didn’t need this to occur to any Kumawuman topic.
2. No Asantehene or chief ought to encroach upon Kumawu stool lands. With this, he meant that none of the chiefs inside the Confederacy has the proper to seize any half of Kumawu stool lands as theirs beneath any circumstance.
three. No Asantehene ought to mobilize any of the States or Divisions inside the Confederacy to assault Kumawu State/Division.
His request quantity three was later to grow to be the unlucky destiny of Juaben State underneath Juabenhene Nana Kwasi Boateng. Asantehene Nana Osei-Yaw Akoto mobilized the Confederacy forces towards the Juaben State. This led to Juabenhene Nana Kwasi Boateng and some of his royals and topics escaping to the Japanese area to type what has since turn out to be the New Juaben, Effiduase and Oyoko conventional areas in the Japanese area.
All the above enumerated requests have been agreed earlier than he provided himself as said above. He stated, ought to any of the phrases of the settlement be breached, the Asante Confederacy should collapse. Nevertheless, what are we experiencing at the moment underneath Asantehene Osei Tutu II? He has cunningly leased a whole lot of hundreds of hectares of Kumawu Stool lands to some overseas individual and firm as his. Has he not breached time period of settlement quantity 2? Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II encountering opposition to his involvement in the Kumawu chieftaincy dispute for his egocentric ends, has made a quantity of futile makes an attempt to use authorities equipment to exterminate a well-liked member of the true royal household (Ananangya) of Kumawu enstooled as Kumawuhene going by the identify Barima Tweneboa Kodua V. He, Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, sees the enstoolment of the Ananangya royal as undermining his authority since he, Otumfuo, has imposed a puppet going by the stool identify Barima Sarfo Tweneboa Kodua, and in personal life as Dr Yaw Sarfo, as the paramount chief of Kumawu Conventional Space. With Dr Yaw Sarfo, Otumfuo can promote the entire of Kumawuman and the topics therein to squander the cash alone, with out anybody in a position to query him. Is he not making an attempt to kill a royal or topic of Kumawuman, subsequently, inflicting infraction of settlement number one? Is tasking the army and the police in Ashanti area by way of inducements and threats to proceed to Kumawu on a quantity of events to terrorise and shoot at the individuals not in breach of settlement quantity three?
Who’s now collapsing Asanteman, previously the Asante Confederacy, contemplating all the above listed infractions?
Let Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, perceive that it isn’t solely God Almighty who’s indignant with his loopy, egocentric and myopic attitudes but in addition, our forebear Barima Tweneboa Kodua I, and the chiefs with whom he sat down to enter into the stated agreements. The departed souls of Kumawuman are additionally irritated, I ought to assume. If he doesn’t take care, God particularly, and the departed souls of Kumawuman, will velocity up his dying as an alternative of letting his present terminal most cancers or sickness finish his life. That might be the worth to be paid by him, as obstinate, merciless and insatiably grasping as he’s. Is it not stated, “Obstinacy is the cause of the horns of the hornbill”?
Going ahead, he almost value His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo his nationwide and worldwide credibility and integrity. The President acted quick to avert the calamity that may have been his portion had Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II succeeded utilizing army and police personnel to assassinate Kumawuhene Barima Tweneboa Kodua V for all his silly causes. It isn’t Asantehene who appoints a royal-candidate to turn out to be Kumawuhene for the Kumawuman topics. Do the Asanteman chiefs not know this easy historical past? Otumfuo Osei Tutu II thinks his doubtful gazetting of Dr Yaw Sarfo as Kumawuhene validates Dr Yaw Sarfo as the solely reliable Kumawuhene therefore the selection of the topics doesn’t rely. Subsequently, plotting to assassinate the individuals’s most popular royal and selection utilizing the authorities equipment or contract killers.
His plots had been conveyed to the consideration of the President via on-line Ghana information portal and different social media. Once more, some worldwide our bodies had been knowledgeable of his assassination plot towards Kumawuhene Barima Tweneboa Kodua V. Subsequently, if the President in his knowledge, with his coronary heart touched by God, had not turned the supposed assassination brigade into safety and escort squad, however had allowed Otumfuo Osei Tutu II to have his murderous method, the President will at the moment be affected by worldwide isolation and condemnation.
It isn’t anybody you can kill like a housefly and go scot free. Some killings do have regrettable penalties. “On 28 June 1914, Gavrilo Princip, a Bosnian Serb Yugoslav nationalist, assassinated the Austro-Hungarian heir Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, leading to a diplomatic crisis” Merely put, this was a key component in the begin of the First World Conflict which lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918, inflicting the deaths of 50 million to 100 million army personnel and civilians globally. The Second World Struggle was began by a freak German demagogue or nationalist referred to as Adolf Hitler. It lasted from 1939 to 1945 and hundreds of thousands of individuals died.
As I write, a Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi Arabian monarchy, writing for the Washington Submit, has secretly been murdered and allegedly dismembered. This unhappy destiny of his occurred when he went to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (Turkey) to acquire his divorce certificates some days in the past. Now, Saudi Arabia is struggling a backlash. Many main worldwide corporations are cancelling contracts with them or have threatened to pull out of the nation. The Saudi monarchy and nation are being subjected to worldwide condemnation and isolation. In the event that they knew the dying of Jamal Khashoggi would trigger them that degree of worldwide condemnation and isolation, do you assume they might kill him? Certainly, these people at the Consulate that killed him may also be tried and killed since the authorities is claiming they did so with out official authorities clearance.
The above situations are merely to residence in the message that it isn’t anybody which you could kill with impunity. Once more, it takes only a single fool to result in conflict or sufferance of some type to many. That is precisely what Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II was about to do. Nevertheless, the clever President by no means fell for his trickery.
The extent of army cum police safety mounted in Kumawu and Bodomase on Saturday, 13 October 2018, throughout the funeral of the mom of Barima Tweneboa Kodua V was not to assassinate him as wished by Asantehene however somewhat to shield him. The presence of the safety personnel frightened off some individuals from attending the funeral, however as you can’t eat your cake and have it, it did obtain its goal of defending Barima Tweneboa Kodua V opposite as deliberate by Asantehene.
I blamed the President for being that greater individual above issuing order to the army and police to be absolutely at the beck and name of Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, in my publication by which some worldwide our bodies have been copied. Now that the plan of Asantehene was efficiently rendered abortive, I ought to equally give reward and thanks to the President.
Lastly, let Asantehene and his ilk of malevolent individuals perceive that the hand of God is upon Barima Tweneboa Kodua V. He can go anyplace in the world to discover it out. If it weren’t so, his quite a few religious and bodily makes an attempt to get him lifeless would have succeeded. Asantehene, Dr Yaw Sarfo and Kumawuhemaa Nana Abenaa Amponsah, should pay attention to this track by Daddy Lumba titled, “Merensei da” as in the YouTube hyperlink under. Ought to they get the message in the track very nicely, they’ll stop all their diabolical plots towards Barima Tweneboa Kodua V.