The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has disclosed that but for his intervention, Former President John Agyekum Kufuor and Jerry John Rawlings would have still been bitter enemies until date.
Addressing a gathering as a part of activities commemorating 20th years of his ascension of the golden stool, the Asantehene disclosed that he had to interact in a very marathon meeting with both leaders before peace finally prevailed.
He detailed how he control a six-hour meeting at one instance with both parties that started from 9pm and concluded at about 3am just to iron out their differences in the interest of ghana.
I become King in 1999. after the 2000 elections, Rawlings vowed neither to talk with nor meet Kufuor. I had to summon both to a meeting before he agreed to invite Kufuor to conduct him round the Osu Castle as an incoming President before the handing over”
According to him, he held a second meeting with them on february 16, 2001 charting the path of peace.
“When Kufuor became President if something cropped up, he will ask me to talk to Rawlings just to permit peace to prevail which i have continuously done”, he disclosed at the event covered by MyNewsGh.com
The King disclosed that he has been consistently tagged as a member of NPP with others claiming he’s NDC revealing that he stands for ghana and not any of the political parties.
“I represent the interest of ghana and Asanteman. i am not an NPP or NDC. whether or not we prefer it or not the 2 parties will still govern the country but it’s also my interest and duty to ensure that peace prevails”, he disclosed.