General overseer of Open Arms Ministries/Jesus Chapel in Kumasi, Apostle Kofi Nkansah-Sarkodie is requesting for the change of the title “Otumfuor” bestowed on the Asantehene by the Asanteman Council saying the title “Otumfuor” which translates as Almighty God is inappropriate to be given and used by the Asante King.
According to Apostle Nkansah-Sarkodie, alias Brother St. Sark, who is also a radio evangelist, the use of the title ‘Otumfuor’ by anyone on earth is in contradiction with divinity and therefore wants the title for the occupant of Golden stool of the Ashanti Land to be changed to ‘Ohenpon’.
He also said the title, Odeneho [literally meaning Independent] should not be espoused by chiefs because no chief or traditional ruler or any individual person is free and independent of the providence of God Almighty and that is it inappropriate to claim independence by title.
The Kumasi-based pastor and radio evangelist said any human being on earth who tries to don such titles would face the wrath of God. “Col. Gadhafi of Libya tried it and met his untimely and disgraceful death”, he clarified.