Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has urged the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II not to be power drunk as he prays for the King to live to be 100 years.
Mr Kufuor in a goodwill message to the Asantehene as he marks 20 years on the golden stool encouraged him to continue loving his subject as he has done for the past 20 years.
In a video message, Mr Kufuor said: “I pray for God’s continuous guidance for you Otumfuo. You have the love for nation, not exclusively for Asanteman but for Ghana. Your love for Ghana is deepened and so strong…you were born to serve and you’ve been there for the progress of Ghana.
“You are supportive of the governments that have come and I’m happy the current president, your friend, even from before you assumed the monarchy of Asante, you supported him and not only him, your friendships with others from other political parties, please continue like that.
“Continue to be relevant to the progress and development of our nation. Continue to be a human being. I know you haven’t allowed yourself to be power consumed. You have everything to be power consumed but for 20 years you haven’t. I pray you live to be 100 without getting power drunk and continue to be human.
“Love humanity, love your nation and love progress. Please be there for all of us, including myself and I’m sure God will continue to bless you. I wish you well, long live Otumfuo, long live Ghana and long live Asanteman”.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II is the 16th Asantehene. He has been on the throne since 26 April 1999. By name, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, he is in direct succession to the founder of the Empire of Ashanti, Otumfuo Osei Tutu I.
Osei Tutu II’s 20th anniversary commemoration took place on the 21 April 2019, at the Dwabirem of the Manhyia Palace. This was at the grand durbar of the Akwasidaekese. Dignitaries like Ptesident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Michael Ashwin Satyandre Adhin the vice president of Suriname and Torgbui Sri, the Awomefia of the Anlo state were in attendance.
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