Ga Paramount Stool Kingmakers and heads of the four Ga Royal Ruling Houses in the Ga State of the Greater Accra Region have stated categorically that they did not estooled any new Ga Mantse under the stool name Nii Tackie Oblie II.
In an angry tone, the kingmakers stressed that Nii Tackie Oblie who is parading himself as Ga Mantse must be arrested and convicted into prison to serve as deterrent to other troublemakers and recalcitrant in the Ga state.
According to them, per the traditional authority of the Ga State, Principal Kingmaker of the Ga Royal Paramount Stool, (Dr.) Nii Tetteh Kwei II on August 2015 customary and constitutionally estooled Dr. Kelvi Tackie Abia under the stool name King (Dr) Tackie Teiku Tsruru II as a substantive Ga Mantse to succeed the late Ga Mantse, Nii Boni Amugi II.
At a press conference in Accra yesterday sought to rubbish the publication in Daily Graphic on Monday February 6, 2017 with headline ” New Ga Mantse Installed,” Nii Dr. Tetteh Kwei II on behalf of Ga kingmakers expressed grave concern the media reportage of a newly installed GA Mantse and appealed to all and sundry “to simply dismiss this reportage.”
He explained that “The Ga Paramount Stool Djase Tunma We, Abola-Accra is the only traditional body in the Ga Traditional Area which customary and constitutionally has the prerogative to validly nominate, select and enstool legitimate Royal candidates hailing from the appropriate Royal Ruling House and lineage, as a substantive Ga Dsasetse, Ga Mantse and other Traditional Office holders within the Ga constitutional processes have duly been observed in accordance with Ga Customs and Traditions.”
“To the best of my knowledge, as the Principal Kingmaker and Ga Dsasetse, I, Dr. Nii Tetteh Kwei II, affirm that by the Rights & Authorities vested in the Accredited Heads, Elders and Representatives of the Ga Paramount Stool Dsase, Tunma We, Abola-Accra (Nii Tackie Komey We, Nii Amugi We, Nii Teiko Tsuru We and Abola Piam), we have enstooled Dr. Kelvin Abia Tackie with the stool name KING TACKIE TEIKO TSURU II on 2nd August, 2015 as GA MANTSE to succeed King Boni Nii Amugi II who was laid to a royal rest in 2007,” Nii Dr. Tetteh Kwei added
The Ga Paramount Stool Djase affirmed that any Royal House that is given the royal mantle to present a candidate for the Ga throne does so through the Ga Paramount Stool Dsase, who in turn confirms the candidate and processes him to be enthroned.
According to the kingmakers, this has been a traditional act of old which has been abided by all the four (4) Royal Houses. Hence, any claimant to the Ga throne who has not been processed by the Ga Paramount Stool Djase is certainly not legitimate one.
They noted that the Abola Piam Royal Ruling House seems to have issues as two (2) gates of the royal gate in Piam – both– are all laying claim to a throne which they (Abola Piam) do not have control over.
They recounted that Nii Adama Latse is being supported by the Ayitey Osu line and the Tackie Oblie line who supported the Late Ayitey Canada , a title that NO Royal Ruling House presides over except the Ga Paramount Stool Djase.
According to them “By the 2nd February, 2015 Final Ruling of the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs which mandated the Ga Paramount Stool Dsase and therefore its Dzasetse to go and do the right thing for the Ga people, King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II was nominated, selected and enstooled as Ga Mantse.”
They stressed that in the records of the Ga Paramount Stool Djase, the Council that groups all the Royal Ruling Houses in Ga, we are resolved in our decision for the final installation rites for King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II as Ga Mantse.
They stated that Abola Piam family will certainly have to wait for its turn to present a suitable royal candidate to the Ga Paramount Stool Djase when they are again presented with the royal mantle.
For his part, Gbese Mantse and Adoten of the Ga State, (Dr.) Nii Okaija III expressed amazement