Majority of the Members of Parliament (MPs) belonging to the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) will be joining Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia at one of the biggest festivals of the Asantes, Akwasidea in Kumasi.
The event is being hosted by Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at the Manhyia Palace where invitation has been extended to the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia
About 90 members of the majority caucus have signed up to attend the event with the vice president.
List of lawmakers attending the event sighted by DGN Online shows that about 30 of the MPs who hail from the Ashanti Region have confirmed that they are accompanying Dr. Bawumia to the event at Otumfuo’s Court in Kumasi on Sunday.
Ashanti Region has the largest number of MPs who have expressed their interest to travel with the aspiring presidential candidate of the ruling party.
Eastern Region came second with 11 MPs followed by Northern Region before Greater Accra who both had nine MPs expressing interest to accompany the Vice President to grace the beautiful festival of the Asantes.
In all, 87 lawmakers on the majority side have penned their names of joining the Vice President to attend the colourful event in the second-largest city in the country.
Dr Bawumia, joined the Asantemann to celebrate the 2021 Akwasidae festival of the Asantes with the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, sitting in state at the Manhyia Palace.
He was accompanied by his wife, Samira Bawumia, both of whom were clad in splendid Kente cloth.
The Akwasidae Festival is a magnificent Ashanti celebration which is centered on ancestral reverence, remembrance and acknowledgment of past Kings and noble feats.
It serves as a celebration of the Golden Stool and a cultural vibrancy that brings together the Asantehene, sub-chiefs and subjects at the Manhyia palace.
The atmosphere at this festival is expected to be charged as a result of the special personalities that are expected to grace occasion aside the firing of musketries with traditional priests and priestesses thrilling the crowd with dances
The MPs are joining the Vice President after traveling with him to Kpembe to attend the funeral of the late Lepowura Alhaji MND Jawula in long buses.
Over 40 MPs, were seen seated in a bus from the Tamale Airport to Kpembe in the Savanah Region with the Vice President interacting.
Some of the Members of Parliament captured were the Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, Shiela Bartels, Mustapha Ussif, Frank Annoh-Dompreh, Habib Iddrisu, Dr. Prince Armah, and Steven Jalulah, among others.
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