The Asante Kingdom’s Akwasidae Otumfuo Osei Tutu II was honored last weekend at the Manhyia Palace by Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
The occasion occurred on September 3, 2023.
Dr. Bawumia was brought to the Manhyia Palace by a delegation that included some party leaders and was dressed in traditional kente clothing.
The Vice President gave thanks for the benefits Otumfuo bestowed upon him during the Party’s Super Delegates Conference on August 26 at the ceremony.
He appreciated the significance of Otumfuo’s blessings in the conference triumph.
“I came in peace, and today being Akwasidae, I came for a visit and to celebrate with him (Otumfuo). Again, I came here initially to ask for his blessing when I was going to contest for the flagbearership of the NPP. He blessed me, and God also blessed his blessing, which materialized for me to win the contest on August 26, 2023.”
The Vice President emphasized that his journey was not merely one of gratitude. He conveyed his need for Otumfuo’s continued blessings and prayers as he prepares for the final stage of the NPP’s presidential elections, where he will face four other candidates.
“We have another contest coming again on the 4th of November, where we are going to elect the flagbearer, and I still need his blessing. So, I came to ask for his blessing and inform him about it, that he may give me his blessings and show me the way to clinch victory. I thank you so much, and may God bless you.”
During the NPP super delegates election held on August 26, 2023, Bawumia garnered 629 votes representing 68.15 percent of the total votes cast.
In second place was Assin Central lawmaker, Kennedy Agyapong who polled 132 votes representing 14.30 percent while Alan Kyerematen polled 95 votes representing 10.29 percent.
Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto secured the fourth spot with 36 votes representing 3.90%.
The final round, slated for November this year, will determine the substantive candidate of the NPP for the presidential election ahead of the 2024 general elections.
The incorruptible @MBawumia joined Asenteman to celebrate with Otumfuo at Akwasidae.
Asenteman loves Bawumia pic.twitter.com/85ccIgKEC9
— Abdul Rauf Ibrahim (@AbdulRaufIbra20) September 3, 2023