The recent Jamestown chieftaincy problems has triggered an intent for a massive demonstration soon to be organized by some indigenes of the Ga state to register their displeasure over the inability of those mandated to do the right thing but ends up allegedly taking ‘bribes” to turn the tables.
They believe that truth must be told and its about time the James Town chieftaincy brouhaha is sanitized.
It will be recalled that Oblempong Nii Kodjo Ababio V, the late Paramount Chief of Ngleshie Alata passed away on December 22, 2017 after ruling for thirty-nine (39) years, after which a faction emerged and enstooled one Prince William Asharku Bruce-Quaye, on Friday February 1, 2018, to be the successor to the departed chief.
But the decision by a faction of the Alata Ngleshie Traditional Council, to enstool Prince William Asharku Bruce-Quaye as the rightful claimant to the paramount stool has been challenged.
Information available to this paper following the arrest of Nii Ahuma Kojo III, Ngleshe Alata Mantse (known in private life as Edward Nii Adjiri Solomon) on Saturday February 10, 2018, showed that he is from the Nii Ahuma Kodjo Royal Family and has their tacit support to claim the paramountcy.
The Nii Ahuma Kodjo Royal family selected Edward Adjiri Solomon as their claimant, because the departed ruler had requested them openly at a special meeting at the council to prepare a successor to the throne, since it would be their turn after he had gone to his ancestors.
Customarily, the nominee was housed in the traditional family home at Korle Gonno, a suburb in Accra in preparation when the regional police command, raided the house and took him to custody until Monday February 12, 2018 and later granted bail.
This paper was told that some elders who backed the enstoolment of Prince Bruce-Quaye were misled to give their support to him.
It also came to light that when the sister of Prince William Bruce-Quaye was contacted on the legitimacy of his brother’s claim, she said that their father was a priest (wulomo) and was never a chief, hence his descendants could not lay claims to the stool.
Prince William Bruce-Quaye, according to some elders, engaged in prolonged litigation with the late chief for not permitting him to be called Nii Kweikuma, as the former always said that his father was a priest and not a chief in any sense.
Prince William Bruce-Quaye was subsequently hauled before the District Magistrate Court by the plaintiff, Naa Akushia Cudjoe where on December 3, His Worship E. Kweku Ansah ruled in suit number A11/5/2016 ordered that he hands over all stool properties belonging to the Anumasa Divisional Stool in his possession by virtue of section 44 of Act 759 of 2008 to the late Nii Kwei Kuma Aple Otoo IV, the substantive and traditional area with legitimate chief of Anumasa Division within the Ngleshie Alata Traditional Area with immediate effect.
The indigenes have therefore served notice that they will use every available means possible to ensure that the will of the late Nii Kodjo Ababio V sees the light of day.