The government currently does not recognize any of the three persons laying claim to the Ga state stool.
The three claimants, Nii Adama Latse, Nii Tackie Obli and Nii Teiko Tsuru have each given reasons and presented supposed documentary evidence on why they are the rightful rulers.
[contextly_sidebar id=”0RFD9ddAcYpr1VbI2yPBadgan8Zliwl1″]The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Ishmael Ashitey, however said none of the claimants are legitimate.
Speaking to Citi News, he said: “the Ga Traditional Council has an acting President in the person of Nii Dodoo Nsaki.”
“If there is a Ga Mantse, we wouldn’t get an acting President. And this is what all of them are refusing to understand.”
However, the house of Nii Adama Latse has accused the Regional Minister of meddling in the affairs of the Ga state, and subtly backing the “wrong horse.”
It has thus threatened legal action.
At a press conference on Monday, one of the kingmakers on the side of Nii Adama Latse, Nii Yaote Otoga, noted that “the regional minister was told to take his hands off Ga chieftaincy issues… he’s still refused. So Tuesday, we’re going to court.”
In response to this threat, Mr. Ashitey said he would not allow anybody who “wants to become a chief, to disturb the peace, I will not allow that one” he warned.
“Well, if doing my work to make sure that there should be peace in the Greater Accra Region is what he’s trying to say I’m involving myself in the Ga Mashie traditional issues, then it’s up to him.”
Restrictions on Kpokpoi
With the Homowo festival approaching despite the unresolved issue of who is the legitimate Ga Mantse, the Regional Minister has ordered that Traditional leaders restrict the sprinkling of the traditional food ‘kpokpoi’ to their family homes.
The move is to prevent clashes between the claimants which could escalate into bloodshed.
A move the claimants find displeasing.
Homowo is a harvest festival celebrated by Gas in the Greater Accra Region.
By: Marie-Franz Fordjoe/citinewsroom.com/Ghana