Otumfuo Manwerehene, Nana Baffour Osei Brentuo Hyiaman V, has officially denied all claims that the royal occupant of the Golden Stool, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has passed on.
Mawerehene, Nana Baffour Osei Brentuo Hyiaman V in his statement said that there is absolutely no truth in the speculations. He disclosed that currently Otumfuo Osei Tutu II is in South Africa and will be returning to the country next week.
A lot of unsubstantiated rumours has become rife on social media about the demise of the Otumfuo. Many were of the firm believe that because of customs and traditional rites, the Manhyia Palace are waiting to break the news later.
Mawerehene added that though they have heard about the rumour, they were patiently waiting for the arrival of His Royal Majesty before an official release will be issued in response to the rumours.
Ghanaians should be calm and not be alarmed, His Royal Majesty is healthy and will soon be returning to the country from his official visit to South Africa, he assured.
He, therefore, admonished people who have been posting such information on the various social networks about the alleged demise of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II to refrain from such an act.
Manhyia is looking forward to the launch of the Akwasidae Festival which will see the display of the Golden Stool, which is brought out every 5 years, once the Asantehene returns.
*Additional information from Isaac Owusu of Hello FM was used in this report