The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has added his voice to the ongoing debate ahead of the December 17 referendum on whether or not political parties should be allowed to sponsor candidates to local level elections.

Delivering a lecture at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) on Friday, the Asantehene called for cool heads.

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“Because this is a matter of such momentous importance, I hope, all concerned will step back and take the heat out, so we can see the light in the discourse. 

Also at the same lecture, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II advised politicians not to see going into politics as a way of going to make wealth but a service to the nation.

From the lecture, the Asantehene visited Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia at the seat of government at the Jubilee House in Accra.

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