Selection of Okuapehene: Youth Warn ‘Osiahene’ Agyemang V

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A group calling itself Concerned Youth of Okuapeman, has advised the Acting President of the Okuapeman Traditional Council, Osiahene Kwesi Ofei Agyemang V, “to honourably refrain from meddling in the processes leading to the nomination, acceptance, confinement and eventual installation of the next Okuapehene”.

In a statement, the group said, it will do everything legally-possible to protect the legacy of the immediate-past Omanhene, the late Oseadeeyo Addo Dankwa III, who ascended the throne in 1974 at the age of 44 and brought honour and dignity to the area when he reigned continuously for 41 years before passing in August 2015.

“We have resolved not to allow any self-conceited persons to send the area back to the era when the Akuapem paramountcy was characterized by strife and dissension since 1907.

“Against this background, we humbly urge the Acting President, his agents and assigns to refrain from interfering in the authorised, legitimate traditional roles of the Asona clan,” a statement signed by the convener of the group, Bomoden Okamafo Asamani Addo, said.

 

CONCERNED YOUTH OF OKUAPEMAN

 

December 22, 2017

PETITION: ACTING PRESIDENT OF THE OKUAPEMAN TRADITION COUNCIL MUST NOT MEDDLE IN THE NOMINATION OF NEW OKUAPEMANHENE

We the natives of  Okuapeman urge the Acting President of the Okuapeman Traditional Council, Osiahene Kwesi Ofei Agyemang V, to honourably refrain from meddling in the processes leading to the nomination, acceptance, confinement and eventual installation of the next Okuapehene.

This petition has become imperative for the following reasons:

  1. The Acting President (who is also the Krontihene of Akropong) is not a member of the Sekyiabia Royal Family of the Asona clan and, therefore, has no locus within the traditional setup to nominate a candidate for the installation of Okuapehene.
  2.  The Acting President is not a kingmaker but an observer and is only validated and activated at the acceptance stage of the installation processes. Checks from the Traditional Council indicate that the Queen Mother invited all the 10 kingmakers and some observers to announce the new nominee from the Sekyiabia Royal House. However, the Acting President who was only invited as an observer, refused to attend.
  3. Checks from the Traditional Council indicate that the Queen Mother invited all the 10 kingmakers and some observers  to announce the new nominee from the Sekyiabia Royal House. However, the  Acting President who was only invited  as an observer,  refused to attend.
  4. The activities of the Acting President since the commencement of the process of installing the next Okuapehene have tended to instigate and fuel the litigation over the confinement of two separate candidates by the same royal House as a prelude to the installation of a new Okuapehene.
  5. When the Bemuhene tried his sacrilegious by installing Odehye Kojo Kesse as the Omanhene and broke into the Omanhene’s Palace, the deafening silence of the Acting President seemed to have legitimised the criminal act.
  6. The purported installation of Odehye Kojo Kesse under the supervision of the Chief of Amonokrom breached the Public Order Act which enjoins organisers of such activities to obtain police permission.
  7. Again, a recent press conference held in his palace by some kingmakers purporting to legitimise the installation of Odehye Kojo Kesse gives credence to the fact that the Acting President supports the criminal act, particularly, when he used his palace as a conduit.
  8. It has also come to our notice that some of the chiefs who met at his palace have NOT been gazetted, an act which indicates that the Acting President is using illegitimate persons to instigate and fuel chieftaincy dispute in the traditional area. One of such persons is Nana Osim Kwatia II, Chief of Amanokrom.
  9. We caution the Chief of Amanokrom to stop stoking the fires and allow the legitimate Odehye, chosen by the Old ladies in the Sakyiabea Royal Family, to exercise their authority

As the youth of Akwapem, we are concerned about the consequences of the imminent protracted litigation in the Traditional Area. The looming chieftaincy dispute could negatively affect the development of the entire Akuapem Traditional Area and a possible domino effect in the Eastern Region as a whole. Already, this litigation has led to the virtual dwindling of paramountcies in the Eastern Region.

We the natives and the Concerned Youth of Okuapeman will do everything legally-possible to protect the legacy of the immediate-past Omanhene, the late Oseadeeyo Addo Dankwa III, who ascended the throne in 1974 at the age of 44 and brought honour and dignity to the area when he reigned continuously for 41 years before passing in August 2015.

We have resolved not to allow any self-conceited persons to send the area back to the era when the Akuapem paramountcy was characterized by strife and dissension since 1907.

Against this background, we humbly urge the Acting President, his agents and assigns to refrain from interfering in the authorised, legitimate traditional roles of the Asona clan.

Signed:

Bomoden Okamafo Asamani Addo

(Convenor)

Source:Atinkaonline.com

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