The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has replied the youth of Offinso, who have been protesting his objection to the nomination of the former Chief Executive of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Dr, Kofi Koduah Sarpong, as the Paramount Chief of Offinso (Offinso Manhene).
In a video shared by Royal Palace Multimedia, the Asantehene, while addressing a gathering at the Manhyia Palace, after reaffirming his rejection of Dr Sarpong nomination, took a swipe at the youth over their demonstrations on the matter.
He challenged the youth to come and face him at the palace if they really thought they are on the right.
“We fought to establish the Asanteman, we sacrificed for it… it is not about flashiness and wielding placards. You stand aside and make all kinds of comments. Come and stand here and talk to me,”the Asantehene said in Twi.
The overlord of the Ashanti land lamented about Ashantis failing to treasure their culture which is revered across the world.
“God has given us a gift but you don’t respect it, you don’t cherish what you have. Where in this world can you find a golden stool?” he quizzed.