Rawlings, wife praise Otumfuo-Okyehene ‘reunion’

Former President Rawlings (middle) with the Asantehene (fourth from right) after the courtesy call

Former President Rawlings (middle) with the Asantehene (fourth from right) after the courtesy call

Former President Jerry John Rawlings and his wife, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings have praised the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and the Okyehene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II for their show of statesmanship at the durbar of chiefs held in Kyebi on Thursday.

The atmosphere of unity and reciprocity exhibited by the eminent traditional rulers was inspirational and a great motivation for national peace and cohesion.

A statement issued by the Office of Former President Jerry John Rawlings and copied to the Ghanaian Times said.

Former President Rawlings and his wife made the comments when the Asantehene and a delegation of chiefs called on them at their residence at Ridge in Accra on Friday.

He said the gestures by the two traditional rulers had put the brakes on those who tend to take negative advantage of the healthy rivalry between the two kingdoms.

Former President Rawlings noted that there were some whose interests were parochial and not nationalistic as opposed to those whose pursuits are always patriotic and all-embracing, stating the two leaders had chosen a path that would send a strong signal of unity to all Ghanaians.

Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings commended the Asantehene and the Okyehene for the tone of their addresses at the colourful durbar which was attended by President Nana Akufo-Addo, leading politicians, business community and a cross-section of Ghanaians as well as international guests.

She stated that the addresses were inspiring, passionate and aroused a sense of patriotism and nationalism that was electrifying.

The Otumfuo had earlier paid a courtesy call on the President.

 

 

 

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