“Ghanaians Are Keeping Record of What You Say” – Otumfuo Warns Nana Addo on Campaign Promises


Otumfuo advises Nana Addo to ensure that he fulfills all his campaign promises if he is eventually elected president of Ghana in the coming elections.

Otumfuor Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene of Ashanti has charged the New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential candidate, Nana Akuffo Addo to fulfill his promises if elected President. He pointed out that it is pertinent for Nana Addo to live up to expectation. This he said, considering the fact that the electorate will hold him accountable based on the promises made to them.

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The Asantehene made these comments when Nana Addo and his entourage, including former President John Kufuor paid him a courtesy visit at his Manhyia Palace, Thursday.

We know that you are one of the few leaders who when given the mandate, will work to develop the country. Know that Ghanaians are listening to whatever you say. When it’s time for elections, people will reflect on what they have heard. What did Nana say? The electorates will reflect on all these…

Otumfuo Advises Nana Addo to Avoid Insults

Otumfuo advises Nana Addo to desist from all forms of insult and instead, run an issue based campaign. According to him, insults will never be of any help to the nation.

“We do not need insults. This will not help Ghana. When President Mahama came, he promised running an issue based campaign, devoid of insults. He also assured Ghanaians of a peaceful election. You have also assured me same. I haven’t met the smaller parties yet but I know they will also promise the same thing.”

The Asantehene further advised all and sundry to be mindful of their utterances and their conduct. He assured Nana Addo that he will also appeal to his supporters to give him good counsel as well as help him achieve his aspirations. According to him, there is need for them to come together and succeed, avoiding disagreements.

Stop Endorsing Political Aspirants

The House of Chiefs not long ago warned traditional rulers against giving their support to a partikcular candidate or party ahead of the elections.

See: ‘Stop Endorsing Political Aspirants’ – National House of Chiefs Warns

The warnings came after several reports of chiefs endorsing each of the major presidential candidates – John Mahama of the NDC and Nana Addo of the NPP.

The Asantehene had two weeks ago, given President Mahama his full support and blessings as regards the upcoming elections. He had promised to render him any needed assistance within his powers for the progress of the country.

However, this well meaning advise from the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II is directly in conformity with the rules as it is clear that he never sided any party or candidate.