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Opinions Sun, 17 Jul 2016

Free of charge advice to Asantehene

Brought up to have compassion on people; brought up to share

my food with the needy and the poor and to assist them

financially when I have the means; brought up to open the

floodgates of my overflowing fountain of wisdom to allow

whosoever will to drink freely from it, today, I deem myself

obliged to offer Asantehene free, but very useful advice,

without charging him a farthing. It is then up to him to

either avail himself of this greatest opportunity I am

offering him today, Saturday 16th July 2016, or to ignore me

for being a complete non-starter.

Following Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II’s malicious

involvement in the ongoing Kumawu chieftaincy dispute in

which he has deliberately colluded with Kumawuhemaa Nana

Abenaa Serwaah Amponsah, and with the tacit support of the

Asanteman Council, to malignantly rewrite the history of

Kumawu, he surely needs moral cleansing.

His attempted effort made to denigrate the subjects of

Kumawuman, by usurping the powers of the Kumawu kingmakers,

to collusively impose one Dr Yaw Sarfo on Kumawuman as their

paramount chief (“Omanhene”) is clearly unconventional.

His lack of knowledge of Kumawu history, or his deliberate

decision to make the Kumawu Ankaase “royal” family

members the matrilineal descendants of Barima Tweneboa Kodua

I, the originator of the Kumawu paramount Kodua Stool, is

criminal.

The true Kumawu royals who have matrilineal lineage to

Barima Tweneboa Kodua I are the Ananangya and the Odumase

royal families whom Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II tried to

side-line at his Manhyia Palace during his prejudiced

supposedly final adjudication of the Kumawu stool dispute on

24th February 2014, but not the Ankaase “royal” family

members. Check the YouTube web link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac8wZIPlVu8

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II’s unilateral decision to secretly

survey the Kumawu Afram Plains stool lands with intent to

divide the lands among the chiefs of Kumawu, Agogo and

Kwamang was not right. He has absolutely no affairs doing

with Kumawuman lands let alone, arranging to share them

among three chiefs and also, negotiating to sell them to a

Norwegian businessman with connections to the Norwegian

royal family.

I would like Asantehene to note the following.

a. The Kumawu Ankaase “royal” family

members are without any patrilineal let alone, matrilineal

lineage to Barima Tweneboa Kodua I, the originator of the

Kumawu Kodua Stool. However, the Ananangya and the Odumase

royal families are the matrilineal descendants of Barima

Tweneboa Kodua I. This is a historic fact known to every

discerning Kumawuman elderly person who is ready to tell the

truth at all times.

b. No Asantehene has the right to meddle in

Kumawu chieftaincy affairs let alone, colluding with

Asanteman Council to impose an ineligible person on

Kumawuman subjects as their Omanhene.

c. Does Otumfuo Osei Tutu II know that his

covert actions to expropriate the lands of Kumawuman is at

variance with the permission granted to the requests made by

Barima Tweneboa Kodua I, prior to offering himself as a

sacrificial lamb to save Asante Kingdom from defeat in their

war with then powerful archenemy, the Denkyiras? – 1. No

Asantehene should ever try or seek to take any part of

Kumawuman lands 2. No Asantehene should seek to receive any

money from Kumawuman as payment of allegiance to the Golden

Stool 3. No member of the Kumawu royals, and subjects of

Kumawuman, is to be killed on the death of any Asantehene or

any paramount chief within the Asante Kingdom.

d. Kumawu was one of the initial city-states

that came together to form the loose Asante Confederacy

hence despite her allegiance to the Golden Stool, Asantehene

has no authority over her lands and other resources.

Having made the above points clearer to Asantehene Otumfuo

Osei Tutu II, the next question is, why has he obstinately

sought to go against the conventions in place as just

stated? Is it because he is insatiably greedy and may want

to reap from where he has not sown?

Since he has clearly abused his power with regard to

Kumawu’s membership within Asanteman Council, I shall only

advise him to apologise to Kumawuman subjects and their

elders and then shamefully pull out of the Kumawu

chieftaincy dispute. He should note that it takes a man to

swallow his pride to say sorry, after they have erred. But

to continue to pursue his objective of robbing Kumawuman,

knowing that he is in the wrong, doesn’t make him any

strong respectable King but a weak and disgraced traditional

leader without integrity.

Yes, it is true that we at times resort to evil means to

solve our evil problems. Does it worth of Asantehene going

round kneeling before judges and running to President Mahama

pleading with them to twist justice in his favour in the

ongoing Kumawu chieftaincy dispute, knowing very well that

he has obviously breached the traditions and customs in

practice?

Is it of any use trying to gain the support of some

Kumawuman subjects to persist in his devilish intentions

against the collective interests of Kumawuman? He feels he

will be publicly ridiculed should the judges decide the

ongoing Kumawu chieftaincy case pending in court,

truthfully; basing their verdict on available credible

evidence and facts.

Does the fact that he will feel ashamed and disgraced if the

court case goes against him be a deciding factor for the

courts to lie in his favour? No!

Many a time have I questioned who those advising Asantehene

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II are? I think they do not give him any

useful advice. They only tell him what he wants to hear, the

sweet lies, instead of what he must be told, the bitter

truth.

As wisdom does not reside with only the old persons and grey

hair not being the repository of wisdom, I shall invite

Asantehene to cogitate about my advice to him to cease his

diabolical plans against Kumawuman.

It is not true what he goes about telling people that it is

only two people in Kumawuman that are not happy about his

choice of, and means of imposing, Dr Yaw Sarfo, on Kumawuman

as their Omanhene. About 95% of Kumawuman subjects are not

happy about how Dr Yaw Sarfo, the alleged Kumawuhene Barima

Sarfo Tweneboa Kodua was selected.

Lies will not help Asantehene but the truth.

I have volunteered to offer Asantehene free advice in the

belief that “it does not belong to he who is leading to

redirect their steps”. He can ignore my advice at his own

peril.

The efforts to liberate Kumawuman from the shenanigans of

Asantehene and his accomplices are growing stronger each

passing day.

Unless he changes his character and ways for the better, he

will continue to suffer bloody nose as long as he remains an

illegal land-grabber and land-seller. Kumawu chieftaincy

case will honestly be a thorn in his flesh so he had better

think twice before stubbornly persisting to indulge in it as

biased and unconventionally as he is doing.

He ain’t seen nothing yet! More shocking info to follow

soon so please, dear public reader, stay tuned.

Rockson Adofo

Columnist: Adofo, Rockson