A new group purporting to be the legitimate king makers in the Ga Traditional Council says the Ga State has no legitimate chief.
According to the Secretary of the group, Joe Benneh, none of the three men holding themselves out as chiefs of the Ga Stool have been proclaimed by the legitimate Dzaasetse.
The new twist adds to the dire state of confusion and anarchy the Ga State has been plunged into. Nii Tackie Tawiah III was until June 10, 2011 acknowledged, at least by the Ga Traditional Council as the Ga Mantse.
But a bloodless 'coup' plotted by the Gbesemantse, Nii Ayibonte II led to the installation of a new chief with a stool name Nii Tackie Adama Laste II. The new chief was outdoored at the Ga Palace during which a purported Dzaasetse, Nii Amarkai III proclaimed the newly installed chief as the legitimate heir to the Ga throne.
A day later however, another man who claimed to be the legitimate chief popped up, insisting he has already been installed as Ga Chief with a stool name Nii Tackie Oblie II. His spokesperson rubbished the installation of the other two chiefs.
Nii Tackie Oblie's proclamation brings to three the number of people claiming to be the legitimate Ga Chief. A new group has emerged on Wednesday June 22, 2011. They are not claiming to be the rightful heirs to the throne. Rather, they claim to be the rightful king makers or Dzaasetse without whose authority nobody can hold himself out as king.
The secretary to the new group Joe Benneh told Joy News' Elvis Adjetey none of the three has been pronounced as Ga Mantse by the legitimate Dzaasetse, Nii Agyeman Kessie.
Our concern is that we have not elected any Ga Mantse since the demise of Nii Amugi II. By Ga custom it is the Dzaasetse who has the prerogative to hand over whoever has been nominated and selected as the Ga Mantse to the Sentse who is supposed to lead in the installation of a Ga Mantse.
He claimed their group is the proper Dzaase describing the Dzaasetse who installed the three other chiefs as offshoots of Nii Amugi in 1965 and are illegitimate.
But in a reaction spokesperson of Nii Tackie Tawiah Nii Boye Abbey said the new twist is only a testament of the confusion in the Ga State. He said the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs will soon rule on the matter to bring sanity in the Ga State.
Source: Joy News
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