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Asantehene’s Intervention Averted Chaos in 2016 Election, Says Ex-President Kufuor

by Motoni Olodun

Former Ghanaian President John Agyekum Kufuor recently highlighted the crucial role played by Asantehene, King Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, in ensuring the smooth conduct of the 2016 presidential election. Kufuor emphasized that without the intervention of the revered Asantehene, the electoral process could have spiraled into chaos.

During an event commemorating the 20th anniversary of Otumfuo’s ascension to the throne, Kufuor praised the monarch’s timely and decisive actions, which he believes helped avert potential turmoil during a critical moment in Ghana’s political history.

The 2016 presidential election in Ghana was closely contested between the National Democratic Congress (NDC) incumbent, John Dramani Mahama, and the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Nana Akufo-Addo. The stakes were high, and tensions were palpable across the nation.

Kufuor, who served as Ghana’s president from 2001 to 2009, recalled how King Otumfuo’s intervention facilitated dialogue and reconciliation between political adversaries, ultimately ensuring a peaceful transition of power.

The Asantehene’s involvement in Ghanaian politics is deeply rooted in tradition and respect. As a highly influential figure, he commands authority and reverence not only among the Ashanti people but across the entire nation.

Ghana, known for its stable democracy in Africa, relies on the impartiality of traditional leaders like King Otumfuo to maintain peace and stability, especially during periods of political uncertainty.

In recent years, Ghana has witnessed a growing trend of traditional leaders playing significant roles in mediating political disputes and fostering national unity. Their interventions often bridge the gap between political factions and uphold the country’s democratic principles.

As Ghana prepares for future elections, the invaluable contribution of traditional leaders like King Otumfuo serves as a beacon of hope, reminding the nation of the importance of unity and collaboration in preserving its democratic values.

This story underscores the profound impact that traditional institutions continue to have on Ghana’s political landscape, reaffirming their relevance in shaping the country’s democratic journey.

Source: Ghana web

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