Nii Ayi Bonte
Nii Ayi Bonte

The purported Ga Mantse, Mr. George Tackie-Abia a.k.a Boni Nii Tackie Adama Latse II and Thomas Okine a.ka. Nii Ayi Bonte of Gbese together with their cohorts have flouted a court injunction placed on this year?s Homowo celebration with impunity.

Nii Ayi Bonte
Nii Ayi Bonte

Boni Nii Tackie Adama Latse II and Thomas Okine who have demonstrated that they have no respect for the laws of Ghana and for that matter the Courts, have gone ahead to perform ceremonies to mark the Homowo festivities.

The two, have led a procession to sprinkle the traditional Kpoikpoe against an injunction writ filed at the High Court restraining the from performing such ceremony after the writ had been served on their lawyers.

It could be recalled that the legitimate Kingmakers of the Ga Paramount Stool Dsaase filed a writ at the High Court challenging the capacity of Nii Tackie Adama Latse II and also sought the court to place an interlocutory injunction on Mr. George Tackie-Abia a.k.a Boni Nii Tackie Adama Latse II the purported Ga Mantse, Nii Yaote Oto-Ga II, Thomas Okine a.ka. Nii Ayi Bonte of Gbese, and some 14 others from celebrating the Homowo festivities and sprinkling the traditional Kpoikpoe.

But for an act believed to have the full backing of some government officials, Thomas Okine and his group threw caution to the wind and allowed the celebration to come on without any regard to the injunction.

Plaintiffs who are the legitimate Kingmakers of the Ga Paramount Stool Dsaase filed a writ at the High Court challenging the capacity of Nii Tackie Adama Latse II.

In an Affidavit in Support of the Application for the Injunction, Nii Akropong IV, Head of Abola Piam Royal Ruling House and Head of Akropong Division indicated that the Defendants, George Tackie-Abia and 16 others, are planning to go ahead and commit acts purportedly in celebration of the Homowo Festival.
?That the intended acts of the Defendants/Respondents would not only be prejudicial to the determination of the substantive suit and undermine the authority of the court but would also cause chaos and likely result in bloody clashes between factions of both sides,? the Affidavit indicated.

It is also stated in the Affidavit that, there are enough information that the Defendants, have ignored all advice from respected and well-meaning natives of Ga and are hell-bent on getting the 1st Defendant/Respondent to sprinkle the traditional ?Kpoipko? at Ga Mashie, pour libation at Ga Mashie, Abola Stool House, lead a procession to enter the Stool House at Abola during the period of Homowo and to hold Stool House conferences at the Ga Traditional Council during the Homowo Festival period purportedly in celebration of the Homowo.

Even though the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo has assured the purported Ga Mantse and his accomplices in a publication in the Ghanaian Times Newspaper, of his utmost support by using his position as the Chairman of the Regional Security Council (RESEC), he had failed to rather channel his energy and influence to ensure that the injunction placed on Nii Tackie Adama Latse II and others is enforced.

Nii Tetteh Kwei II was reported to have asked Afotey Agbo to rather use his political influence to impress upon Adama Latse and Thomas Okine to respect the Injunction.
But, this also fell on deaf ears as allegations are that Afrotey Agbo per his promise provided absolute security for the illegality to be committed.

It could be recalled that accredited Kingmakers, elders and nominal heads of the Ga Paramount Royal Stool of the Ga State led by Nii Dr. Tetteh Kwei II, have installed a new Ga Mantse under the stool name King Dr. Tackie Teiko Tsuru II.

This installation has received some attacks with the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo who was believed to habe been assuming the traditional and customary position of Ga Dzaase (Kingmakers), declared the new installation as illegitimate.

His comments came when he decided to defend the position of Adama Latse who is now declared as an alien to the Stool.

The Kingmakers expressed disgust at Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo for describing the installation of the new chief, Dr. Kelvin Tackie Abia under the Stool name King Dr Tackie Teiko Tsuru II by the Ga Dzasetse, Nii Tetteh Kwei II as fictitious and an attempt to disturb the peace of the Ga community.
They however threw a word of caution to him to refrain from interfering into the Ga Chieftaincy matters and denied the contention held by Afotey Agbo that the installation of a new Mantse was wrong.
The kingmakers also issued a stern warning to Mr. George Tackie-Abia a.k.a Boni Nii Tackie Adama Latse II to stop parading himself as Ga Mantse.

On OK Fm, a popular radio station in Accra, Afotey Agbo declared his position in supporting Adama Latse saying he (Latse) is the recognized Ga Mantse.

It had also emerged that the Chieftaincy Minister Dr. Daanaa advised them to seek direction from the courts before going ahead with the Homowo celebrations. All this have been relegated at the background.

Meanwhile, Adama Latse and his cohorts are called upon to stop the abomination and regard the laws of the land.

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