The Manklado of Botoku and Acting President of Botoku Traditional Council, Torgbe Atakorah has defied court order as he holds a press conference a
The Manklado of Botoku and Acting President of Botoku Traditional Council, Torgbe Atakorah has defied court order as he holds a press conference at Ho yesterday to warn the public disregard the notice of coronation of the Paramount Chief of the Botoku Traditional Area, [ads1]Torgbega Sei II.
Torgbe Atakroh who is challenging the eligibility of the Mr. Nelson Mawuli Gbadagba who is been installed as the paramount chief.
Addressing a news conference in Ho yesterday, Tuesday, Torgbe Atakorah said the Kledzasi are not the right heirs to the throne as being presented.
“After the death of Togbe Tamtia V, the Kledjasi Clan, which claimed the Paramount Stool belonged to them, but was gifted to the Kpale Clan through dubious means, managed to take custody of the stool. This issue has been pending before the traditional council to find the most peaceful ways of resolving same when the Kledjasi Clan which has been uncooperative decided to install a Paramount Chief,” he said.
He said he declined to grant his approval for the installation when he was contacted, and that any attempt to crown an “imposter” as the Paramount Chief would disturb the peace currently being enjoyed by the people.
He therefore warned that people who have been invited to the occasion on Saturday against attending as tension heightens in the area.
“We wish to advise the general public and all guests, that there is total state of confusion in Botoku and we cannot guarantee the safety of the members of the public who may want to honour the invitation of the Kleddzasi Clan to install a Paramount Chief.”
Speaking to Awake News, however, the Kledzasi Clan’s choice for the paramountcy, Nelson Mawuli Gbadagba, denounced the claims by the Mankrado, saying the Mankrado is among the few people who are challenging his coronation this Saturday.
“My brother, about 98 percent of the Citizens of Botoku are in support of my coronation. For over 14 years Botoku has been without Paramount Chief. It has been hell and made this town lawless” he said.
He maintained that the Makrado took the case to the District Court at Kpando but lost.
The court order, a copy which was obtained by Awake News indicated that the aggrieved parties in the case have signed a bond to keep the peace of the area. The court has also directed the aggrieved party to resolve the matter at the Judicial Committee of the Regional House of Chiefs as it lack jurisdiction on such matters.
Source: AwakeAfrica.com | Efo Korsi Senyo