THE Manhyia Palace has stated that the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has accepted the abdication of Nana Appiah Kusi Brempong better known as Nana Osei Assibey, the Mimhene, during the last meeting of the Asanteman Council in Kumasi, and did not destool him.
Reacting to a Daily Graphic report, which stated that Nana Kusi Brempong had been destooled, the Media Relations Manager of the Manhyia Palace, Mr G.B. Osei-Antwi, said the chief announced his abdication at the meeting and Otumfuo accepted it.
“This was in line with the Asante tradition and custom, and I think it will set the records straight,” he said.
Mr Osei-Antwi said Otumfuo moved to resolve the age-old dispute between the two factions in the dispute, namely Nana Kusi Brempong and Okofrobour Yaw Agyei II, over who was the rightful occupant of the Mim stool in order to bring peace to the area.
He said the parties appeared before the Otumfuo at various meetings of the Asanteman Council, and at the last meeting, Nana Kusi Brempong ended it all by announcing his abdication to pave way for peace in the area.
Mr Osei-Antwi stated that Nana Kusi Brempong rooted his decision through the Tepahene, Nana Adusei Atwenewa Ampem.
“Otumfuo, in his wisdom, accepted the decision and now peace has returned to Mim,” he said.