Political party rallies, which feature drumming and other forms of noise have temporarily been banned in the Asante Kingdom.

The directive might be relaxed after the burial of Asantehemaa, Nana Afia Serwaa Kobi Ampem II, who passed on November 13, 2016.

The official announcement by traditional authority on Thursday, added that the one week observation for the 111-year-old queenmother who ruled for 39 years will be held on November 24th. 

Addressing the media at a briefing to customarily announce the passing, Otumfuo Akyeamehene, Nana Nsuase Poku Agyemang II, said observation of the no noise-making directive is important to the tradition.

He said all activities related to entertainment or funeral must be suspended. The dead can be buried but no gathering for funerals.

He explained that the Manhyia is mourning and there is no need for any merry-making until the Asantehemaa is buried.

According to him, the repercussions for people who breach the order will be dire.

The development has affected political activities in the region.

The Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah suspended his five-day tour of the Ashanti region.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) also announced the suspension of its activities at a press conference.

Regional Chairman, Benard Antwi Boasiako, has directed followers of the party to suspend all campaign activities.

He is, therefore, suggesting what he called the Jehovah Witness style of preaching their message to the electorates pending election on December 7.

He advised party followers of the party should go door-to-door and house-to-house and campaign rather than their earlier way.

But  supporters will clad in their party colours on Friday, a day after the one-week observation of the passing of the Asantehemaa, as a way of mourning.

The party says it will comply with the directive.

Regional Communication director, Osei Kofi Acquah says though it will affect them, they will fall on the media to continue campaigning