Founder and leader of Anointed Palace Chapel International, Reverend Kwaku Obofour has joined the public debate on the appointment of a new chief of Offinso as kingmakers have proposed the former Ghana National Petroleum Commission (GNPC) boss, and Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) Dr. Kofi Koduah Sarpong as the next chief of Offinso.
Speaking on Nokre TV, the popular cleric who is said to be a native of Offinso in the Ashanti region has vowed that Dr KK Sarpong who has been named as the candidate for the stool will never become the chief of Offinso and he was happy that the Manhyia Palace and the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II have raised questions about Mr K.K. Sarpong’s nomination.
“There’s someone out there who believes he is mightier than all, he has been outdoored and he thinks he will be chief of Offinso but that’s a lie.
“His name will be mentioned alright and he can use all the power he has but he can never assume the Offinso stool. Because your claim to chieftaincy lies with where your mother was buried, you can go and make your claim there. As for the Offinso stool, you will never have it whether you are KK. Whoever or KK whatever.
“You will never be chief of Offinso as far as my life and my soul lives and the truth lies with Manhyia Palace,” he added.
Dr. KK Sarpong who has been nominated as the candidate for the Offinso stool by the queen mother of the town, Nana Ama Serwaa Nyarko has had his nomination rejected by Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu.
The kingmakers of the Offinso Traditional Area chose the former GNPC boss to succeed the late Paramount Chief of Offinso, Nana Wiafe Akenten II.
However, his nomination has been rejected by the overlord of the Ashanti Kingdom, a situation which has led to a tussle between Manhyia Palace, elders of Offinso and his kinsmen.