Former President John Dramani Mahama has made it clear that he has profound respect for Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and will not allow manipulations of the latter’s statement to mar that respect.
Ex-President Mahama, in a statement to react comments that he disrespected the Asantehene through a public pronouncement by his former Chief of Staff, said, “Mr. Julius Debrah’s statement was intended to simply clarify that I never had the slightest intention of seeking to hang on to power unconstitutionally, as some media houses sought to infer from Otumfuo’s speech at the UN”
Mr. Mahama has come under serious attacks over a statement made on his behalf by Mr. Julius Debrah denying a notion by the Asantehene that he had to intervene to cause Mr. Mahama to concede defeat.
The Asantehene had made the statement a UN conference.