President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is seeking the intervention of the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II in resolving the Bawku crisis. He mentioned the extraordinary role the Asantehene played in securing peace in Dagbon and expressed the hope that the King would be able to play a similar mediation role in Bawku.
President Akufo-Addo was speaking at a dinner held at the Claridge’s Hotel Brook Street Mayfair London W1K 4HR on May 6, 2023 to mark the 73rd birthday of the Asantehene. The event took place after the President and Otumfuo had attended the coronation of King Charles III earlier in the day at Westminster Abbey.
President Akufo-Addo said of Otumfuo : “Remember the role he played in bringing a settlement to the crisis in Dagbon and I am confident he is going to repeat that for me in the Bawku crisis.” The President described Otumfuo as “an invaluable partner in the governance of Ghana.”
In attendance were former President John Agyekum Kufuor; First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo; Lady Julia; Mr Alex Dadey, Executive Chairman, KGL Group; Mr Muhammed Muzzammil, Country Director of Ecom Agrotrade; Mr Edward Akufo-Addo aka Bumpty, a brother of the President; Mr Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, Senior Partner, Africa Legal Associates; Nana Bediatuo Asante, Executive Secretary to the President; Mr Samuel Abu Jinapor, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, and Mr Richard Adjei Mensah Ofori Atta, Executive Chairman of E ON 3 Group.