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Boso-Gua Chieftaincy Brouhaha… Chiefs Expose Amoatia Ofori Panin And Others!

Tension is brewing up in Boso-Gua Traditional Area in the Eastern Region over the continuous inclusion of the destooled Paramount Chief of Boso-Gua, Nana Osei Nyarko lII, in the register of the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs (ERHoC).

The development, DAILY Analyst learned, was a potential recipe for a possible chieftaincy clash. And in the light of this imminent, the divisional chiefs and elders of Bosua-Gua Traditional Area are calling for the intervention of the National House of Chiefs and the national security agencies.

A statement issued by the divisional chiefs and elders of Boso-Gua at the weekend explained that it was unfathomable why the President of the ERHoC, His Majesty Nana Amoatia Ofori Panin, would still include Nana Osei Nyarko III in the register of chiefs in the region.

The Divisional Chiefs are Dodihene and Adontenhene, Nana Adade Bempa II, Nifahene and Tosenghene, Nana Som Asare Kwadjo VIII, Nanyorhene and Benkumhene, Nana Obiritrie Gyau Ahima IV, and Mankrado and Krontihene, Osabarima Agyemang Oboahyia Kumnipa II.

According to the statement, Nana Osei Nyarko III has been the Omanhene and President of Boso-Gua Traditional Council until January 3, 2018 when he was legally and customarily destooled by the accredited kingmakers in Boso-Gua.

“Through this press statement, therefore, we the chiefs of Boso-Gua Traditional Area wish to announce our intention to petition the National House of Chiefs to look critically at the proposal put forward by Amoatia Ofori Panin and to consider the several concerns raised by the Omanhene of the New Juaben Traditional Area, Daasebre Professor (Emeritus) Oti Boateng Boateng’s, protest letter against the move of Amoatia Ofori Panin stance to re-structure Eastern Regional House of Chiefs,” it said..

It said Nana Osei Nyarko III was destooled by the kingmakers under the instructions of the then Head of Boso-Gua Royal family, Mr John Kwaku Yeboah, now deceased.

The destoolment of Nana Osei Nyako III, the statement continued, was executed as a result of what the chiefs described as Nana Osei Nyarko III’s disrespect towards citizens of the area, and his abysmal performance as Omanhene, according to the Chieftaincy Act 759, 2008.

They said Nana Amoatia Ofori Panin, who doubles as the Paramount Chief of Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Area, together with members of the ERHoC were officially informed by the accredited kingmakers and elders of Boso-Gua Royal family about the destoolment of Nana Osei Nyarko III as the Paramount Chief of Boso-Gua Traditional Area which was done on January 3, 2018.

But, according to them, Okyehene and members of the ERHoC had brushed aside their concern and were still keeping the name of Nana Osei Nyarko III in ERHoC regsiter, thereby allowing him to hold the Vice President position of ERHoC to be participating in every chieftaincy and traditional activities of the House.

The statement indicated that this move amounted to complete breach of the Chieftaincy Act 759, 2008 which needed to be condemned.

It further stated that Nana Amoatia Ofori Panin and his followers exhibited such misconduct without recourse to the customs, usages, norms, and traditions of Boso-Gua Traditional Area.

According to the divisional chiefs, this informed their decision to issue the press statement.


Consequently, they called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the National House of Chiefs, Togbe Afede XIV, Chief Justice, Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, the Chief of Staff at the Office of the President, Attorney General and a member of the Council of State representing the Eastern Region, Nana Somuah Mireku Nyampong III, to immediately intervene in them…

Story: Freeman Koryekpor Awlesu

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