Nii Oblie Tackie II, one of the claimants to the Ga Paramount Royal Stool, has taken on the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs (GARHCs), over its failure to resolve the protracted Ga Mantse chieftaincy dispute.
According to him, he has officially petition the GARHCs over statements by both Boni King Tackie Adama and Nii Tackie Teiko Tsuru II they are substantive heir to the throne.
Addressing a press conference in Accra on Sunday, Nii Oblie II insisted that none of the two (Boni King Tackie Adama and Nii Tackie Teiko Tsuru II) qualify to occupy the Ga Mantse Black Stool, since they do not hail from any of the four Ga Royal Ruling House.
The four ruling houses of the Ga State are Amugi, Teiko Tsuru, Abola-Piam and Tackie-Komme We have been feuding over the nomination of the legitimate Ga Mantse over the years.
He stated emphatically that he officially petitioned the GARHC, and was given a hearing date.
“I was given 24th April, 2018 as the date for the hearing of the case, but strongly I received a phone call from someone who claimed to be the Secretary of the President on 23rd April, 2018 a day to the meeting that the hearing has been adjourned sine die,” he noted.
According to him, he has since been making frantic efforts to get the GARHC to settle the dispute once and for all.
“But all my efforts have yielded no positive results,” he said.
“We are peace-loving people and we have always been preaching peace, thus our silence over some of the provocations meted out to us. But this time around we are going to respond to every issue to ensure that we defend our lives and our heritage,” he averred.
Nii Oblie II maintained that the absence of a ‘legitimate Ga Mantse’ has resulted in the lack of an effective traditional leadership in the Ga State, stressing that the situation was affecting livelihoods and socio-economic growth and development of the Ga State.
He, therefore, called on the Minister Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, the acting President of the Ga Traditional Council, Nii Doodu Nsakie II, Acting President of GARHCs and all stakeholders to a round table to resolve Ga Mantse dispute once and for all.
Story: Kwamena ANANSE