Maurice Ampaw has not been named a spokesperson for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), according to Justin Kodua Frimpong, Chief Scribe of the party.
As a result, the party has disassociated itself from the remarks the attorney made over the weekend during his show on Wontumi TV.
This implies that the only people who can answer for Wontumi TV’s broadcast, which was criticized for being disrespectful to traditional authorities, are Maurice and the organization.
“The party has not sent Maurice Ampaw, party don not know him. He should come and vindicate himself if he has an issue,” Justin Kodua Frimpong said.
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His remarks followed a summons from the Kumasi Traditional Council to the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the NPP, Bernard Antwi Boasiako, regarding an alleged offensive remark made to Otumfuo Osei Tutu II that has since incensed Asanteman.
Maurice Ampaw is said to have gone on the TV station and disparaged the traditional rulers over the summon before he could honor it on January 22.
In addition to requesting that the Regional Chairman appear before it on Monday, January 29, the Council also demanded that Maurice Ampaw and the Wontumi TV management appear.
The NPP promised to bring the Regional Chairperson before the Council and to not accept any more justifications.
Meanwhile, the former head of KNUST’s Political Science Department, Dr. Richard Amoako Baah, has blasted the NPP leadership for failing to control its members in the wake of allegations that Chairman Wontumi, made disparaging remarks about the Asantehene.
His comments follow the Chief Linguist of Otumfuo, Nana Kofi Owusu, giving the NPP, under the direction of Justin Frimpong Kodua, instructions to present Chairman Wontumi to the Asanteman Council in a week at a meeting held on Monday, January 22, 2024, at the Manhyia Palace.
In response to the NPP’s actions, Dr. Amoako Baah stated that an elder, not the General Secretary, ought to have appeared before the Kumasi Traditional Council.