Persons accused of impugning the character of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, have challenged the accusers to publish the alleged insults or face them in court.
The Kumasi Youth Association led by its General Secretary, Kwabena Frimpong cited Gabby Asare Otchere Darko Founder of Danquah Institute, Nana Asante Bediatuo, Secretary to President Akufo-Addo, Deputy MASLOC Director, Afia Akoto, Deputy Director of the National Service Secretariat, Gifty Oware, Dr. Kingsley Nyarko of Danquah Institute and others for insulting Otumfuo Osei Tutu.
But vehemently denying insulting the Asantehene, Dr. Kingsley Nyarko, Executive Director, Danquah Institute, claimed he and the rest were named just to court public hatred for them out of “malice”.
“We respect, adore and hold in high esteem the King of the Asante Kingdom and occupant of the Golden Stool.
“We thus see the association’s accusation as a deliberate and contrived attempt at courting public hatred for us as well as tarnishing our reputation, and most dangerously exposing us to a calculated agenda to needlessly make us unnecessary victims of no wrong done, but to achieve their own known agenda of hate and tribal bigotry,” he said in a statement.
Describing the behavior of the group as unacceptable, the Executive Director of Danquah Institute, called on all well-mannered Ghanaians to condemn the action of the group.
He threatened to seek legal redress if the association fails to provide evidence or retracts the allegation by Friday.
“I therefore demand that the association provides the said insulting comment or retract their allegation, especially against my person and render an unqualified apology to me and the other persons by 11/05/18. Failure to do so by the stated date, will lead to redress at the court.”