Presidential candidate for Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), Percival Kofi Akpaloo and his supporters, were on Thursday morning denied entry into Manhyia Palace in Kumasi.
They were said not to have followed protocol arrangements though the Asantehene, the public has been told, has cancelled all arrangements for paying homage to him.
Supporters of the LPG massed up at the gate of the palace, which according to Mr. Kofi Akpaloo, who had prior notice of the reviewed arrangements was to convince Manhyia to consider him.
“We were supposed to come last Friday but we received a later notice from the palace suggesting that we should reschedule our visit to Wednesday.”
“However, we got here last night and the personal secretary to Otumfuo said it’s not going to be possible because of some customs they have to perform,” he said.
“But my people had been organised already; we’ve come all over from Accra to this place and it would have been inappropriate not to go there. So we decided to go there to see if they might reconsider their decision.”
Hundreds of supporters of LPG had thronged principal streets of Kumasi to join their leader, Mr. Akpaloo who is touring the country campaigning for election 2020.
The supporters carried placards with their party campaign messages and shared printed policy documents with the electorate.
LPG’s leader, Mr. Kofi Akpaloo, was satisfied with how the electorates received his party’s messages going into the December polls.
“Everywhere that we’ve been, the people there have received us very well and we are 100% sure and certain that at the end of the day, we will win the elections,” he said.
The supporters say their chances of winning the December elections are very high and also believe Kofi Akpaloo’s government will provide what the country needs in terms of good jobs and better livelihood.
By: Sammy Agyei/www.frontpageghana.com/Ghana