Osei-Bonsu Sarfo-Kantanka, a monarchical historian at the Manhyia Palace, has accused the United Progressive Party (UPP) leader, Akwasi Addai ‘Odike,’ of staging an attack on himself following his slanderous remarks.
According to the historian, the politician purposefully inflicted a self-attack in an attempt to gain public sympathy following his remarks against the chiefs.
In an interview with Benjamin Akakpo on Monday’s AM Show, Mr Sarfo-Kantanka stated that the reported assault at Odike’s party office was not orchestrated by the Manhyia Palace.
He insisted that the UPP leader is guilty of possible self-injury propaganda and demanded that such claims be dismissed.
“Why would people claim that Odike’s office was attacked by a command from Manhyia?” It was not and I am convinced that ‘Odike’ staged it. As a result, he is the initial suspect. “Until it is proven that he did not stage the attack, I’d assume it is a drama,” he insisted.
“I think it was staged,” he added. And ‘Odike’ is perfectly capable of doing so. In fact, ‘Odike’ should be the first suspect.”
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On Monday, August 22, 2022, armed men allegedly attacked the Founder and Leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Akwasi Addai ‘Odike’ in his Patase office in Kumasi.
Vehicles parked in front of the office were said to have been vandalized and gunmen allegedly stormed the former presidential candidate’s office around 4:30 p.m., shooting at random.
Francis, a member of Odike’s team, also claimed that the gunmen ordered the office staff to lie down, assaulted them physically, and ransacked the office.
The attack was then linked to his comments on Kumasi-based Oyerepa FM, in which he accused the Manhyia Palace of failing to crack down on illegal mining in the region.
Mr Sarfo-Kantanka, however, dismissed these perceptions, claiming that the chieftaincy institution has been pushed to the margins in recent years.
As a result, he advocated for greater respect for chiefs and traditional rulers in national governance.
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