The Liberal Party of Ghana was prevented from entering the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi to pay homage to the Asantehene over failure to heed to official directives.
The party’s presidential candidate, Kofi Akpaloo, says despite his knowledge of the arrangements, his supporters gathered in front of the Palace to convince the authorities to rescind the decision.
“But my people had been organised already, we’ve all 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,” he stated.
Mr Akpaloo noted that the party’s visit had been rescheduled to Wednesday instead of last Friday.
“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,” he said.
He indicated that the party arrived late at the palace on Wednesday but was denied entry because the Palace had traditions to perform.