Last weekend, scores of mourners from all walks of life, including top politicians, business executives, police and army officers, showbiz icons and seasoned men of God, stormed Juaso near Konongo where Rev. Dr. Ebenezer Opambuor Adarkwah Yiadom’s father was laid to rest.
Opambuor’s late father, Kwabena Adjei Osei, popularly known as ‘Manpower,’ died after a short illness some months ago.
The final funeral rites celebration of the deceased, who was advanced in age, drew a crowd that has never been witnessed at Juaso and nearby towns .
Among the top dignitaries that attended the event included the Ashanti Regional Minister, Dr. Kwaku Agyeman Mensah, the KMA Boss, Samuel Sarpong and the Ashanti Regional scribe of the NDC, Joseph Yammin.
The huge turnout at the funeral did not surprise many as the late man’s son, Rev. Dr. Adwarkwah Yiadom aka ‘Prophet One’, is popular across the country and beyond.
The prophet, who was clad in a mourning cloth, stormed the funeral grounds with his wife and some pastors of the Ebenezer Miracle Worship Centre around 2pm.
The thunderous applause that greeted Prophet One and his delegation was so deafening that it nearly shook the entire foundation of the funeral grounds.
Rev. Adarkwah Yiadom, who was in a sorrowful mood, could not help but wave back at the excited crowd, most of whom shouted, “The Prophet One, The Prophet One.”
After moving round the funeral grounds to show his appreciation to the charged crowd, the man of God and his wife took their seat behind the dais mounted for government officials present.
Dr. Agyeman Mensah, Samuel Sarpong and Joseph Yammin took turns to shake hands with and console Prophet One.
Other key personalities including celebrated film producer Eugene Moratt, Abieku Santana, top pastors and business tycoons were also seen consoling Prophet One.
The solemn occasion was characterized by drumming and dancing of the traditional Ashanti ‘Adowa’ and ‘Kete’ tunes, with mourners seen displaying their dancing prowess.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr.,