The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, received a rousing welcome in Kumasi on Sunday and his fever lighted up the second Akwasidae of the year at the Manhyia Palace..
As usual when he arrived at the Manhyia Palace, he was received with loud cheers..
This is not the first time the Vice President was attending Akwasidae which is an important event on the calender of the Ashanti Kingdom.
The Festival is celebrated by the Asantes near and afar.
The festival is celebrated on a Sunday, once every six weeks and believed to be the next only in importance to the National Day celebrations.
The Vice President has had a very personal relationship with the Otumfuo Osei II, who he considers as a father.
In a show of support for the Vice President, the over 80 lawmakers, appointees of government and some stakeholders who matter within the NPP accompanied to the Akwasidae.