Otumfuo cautions chiefs against endorsing political party aspirants

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The Asantehene ,Otumfuo Osei Tutu, has advised chiefs, particularly those in Asanteman, to resist the temptation of endorsing political party aspirants for Election 2020.

He said the sanctity of the chieftaincy institution has to be protected by chiefs by maintaining their neutrality.

Addressing the Asante Regional House of Chiefs (ARHC) at a general meeting in Kumasi, the Asantehene said chiefs remain the last resort for resolving conflicts in the country, and that if they were seen to be partisan, it would be difficult for anyone to seek their intervention when conflicts or disputes arise.

According to him, it was for a good reason that the Constitution precluded chiefs from partisan politics and explained that not all the people they presided over would belong to the parties chiefs supported, for which reason there was the need for them to remain neutral at all times and enjoy the support of their subjects.

While pointing out that chiefs had the right to vote in elections, he maintained that their choices should be known only to them and not openly display their political support.

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