The GA Abola Dzaase, Nii Okai Awua II has stressed that the recent purported installation of Dr Kelvin Tackie as GA Mantse, was aided by massive corruption falsehoods, fabrication of lies and illegalities by his supposed installers.
Speaking in an interview, Nii Okai Awua II pointed out that the people who carried out the said installation only had their way after lying and fabricating lies to support and defend their illegalities.
He said, there are tons of documents that suggested clearly that what they did was uncustomary and illegal
Nii Okai Awua II stated that, “First they lied against Palmer Buckle. We all heard the Gborbu Wulomo claimed that the Metropolitan Archbishop of Cape Coast, Most Rev. Charles Gabriel Palmer-Buckle was part of their meeting at resolving the Ga Mantse issues and agreeing to the installation of Dr Kelvin Tackie as Ga Mantse.”
Most Rev. Charles Gabriel Palmer-Buckle in a strong worded letter indicated that he was not at any such meeting.
According to Most Rev. Charles Gabriel Palmer-Buckle, he was not at any two-day meeting at Peduase where the decision over the GA Mantse was taken as alleged by Gborbu Wulomo.
Nii Okai Awua II also averred that an Extract from the National House of Chiefs clearly indicates that Nii Adama Latse, current and sitting GA Mantse was installed and gazetted after the demise of Nii Boni Amugi II.
He said Boni Nii Tackie Adama Latse II is ruling the GA State with a legal gazette and since that gazette has not been revoked, he still continues in that capacity.
He also stressed on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Resolution dated March 29, 2005 which was signed by all the four ruling houses, agreeing to pass on the Mantle (Stool) to Abola Piam Royal Ruling House since it is their turn to rule after Amugi We.
Nii Okai Awua II also cited a Caveat from Boni Nii Tackie Adama Latse’s lawyer, Pending suits at the Regional House of Chiefs, Suit against Boni Nii Tackie Adama Latse II at the High Court and a Writ file against unlawful installation of Ga Mantse as evidences which Dr Kelvin Tackie and his installers failed to tell Government officials and the Greater Accra Regional Minister about.
He mentioned that since there are about six different pending cases on the Ga Mantse installation at the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs, any installation whatsoever remains invalid.
According to him, it beats his imagination why Dr Kelvin Tackie’s installers including Nii Tetteh Kwei hid the 2005 MoU and Resolution document from all relevant quarters.
He said this illegal purported installation was being done with the pretense that a Bench Warrant has been issued from the High Court against Boni Nii Tackie Adama Latse II leading to his travelling outside the country.
“It is against this background that some self-centered personalities have declared that Boni Nii Tackie Adama Latse II has run away from the country but that does not, by legal procedure, warrant a process for the installation of another Ga Mantse,” he said.
He further stated that, per the Procedures of the Rule of Law and processes in Court, the High Court from which the Bench Warrant was issued has till today, not given judgement on the said pending suit of Contempt against Boni Nii Tackie Adama Latse II.
“So therefore a case without a pronounced judgement still hangs in abbeys. It is worth noting and further revealing that the Plaintiff/Applicant/Petitioner to the said Contempt Application in Court, Nii Agyemangkese has also died in the course of the trial just after the issuance of the Bench Warrant for Boni Nii Tackie Adama Latse II arrest. And currently the case has been put to sine-die at the High Court,” he said.
He also mentioned that “The mindboggling question is in as much as there is a pending suit at the Regional House of Chiefs at Dodowa filed against Dr Kelvin Tackie, the Gborby Wulomo and others which has not yet been heard, any action contrary to the proceedings of the Court could be referred to as Contempt of Court and any further ceremony in that respect would be referred to as continuous Contempt of Court. It is therefore worth knowing that legal processes and orders of the Courts have been completely defied by Kelvin Tackie, Gborbu Wulomo and his agents, privies and assigns.”
“Furthermore, it is also worth knowing that the process for the purported installation of Ga Mantse, Dr Kelvin Tackie started on the very day of which His Excellency the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced the official lockdown of the two Regional Capitals, Accra and Kumasi and its environs as result of the Covid-19 pandemic. This order stated categorically that any violations of this directive, E.I 64 could be held liable for an offense punishable for imprisonment. But with the backing of some government officials, these personalities led by Dr Kelvin Tackie, Gborbu Wulomo and others violated the President directives and going through all the process for the purported installation with impunity.”
He also revealed that, sources of funding for the purported installation including an upcoming coronation exercise is expected to cost Five Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis, was supposed to be drawn from government coffers through the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council, describing it as an act of “absolute corruption” being manipulated without the consent of the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
“I humbly and respectfully call on the President of the Republic to immediately probe into all financial source of funding or support towards the unlawful installation of the purported Ga Mantse, Dr Kelvin Tackie as soon as possible,” he said.