Members of the Royal Aboradze Clan of Gomoa Beseadze in the Central Region have rejected in no uncertain terms, the decision by the Omanhene of the Gomoa Ajumako Traditional Area, Obrempon Yamfo Krampah to depose the Head of the Clan, Nana Kofi Adam, questioning the authority of the Omanhene, who is from the royal Twidan clan to exercise that right.
The less than thirty minutes decision was arrived at after the Ebusuapanyin, Nana Kofi Adam had been summoned to appear before the Omanhene and his panel of Chiefs last Friday, to answer charges of double sale of lands pressed against him by some members of the family. But some prominent members of the clan, including the Eldest Kingmaker Nana Kojo Kwaagya have described the decision as a premeditated one, as the Ebusuapanyin was not given ample time to defend himself against the charges.
According to members of the family, the conduct of the Nimfahehe of the Area who is also the chief of Gomoa Abassa in trying to verbally dehumanized the Ebusuapanyin during cross examination attest to the fact of premeditated judgement and biasness against him.
But despite the decision of deposition of the Ebusuapanyin by the Omanhene and his panel of Chiefs, majority of the members of the royal Aboradze Clan, including the Queen mother of Gomoa Simbrofo Nana Eku Sika I, the Kyidomhene of Gomoa Beseadze Nana Ewur II as well as the Queen mother of Gomoa Beseadze Nana Afoa II among a host of other prominent members of the Clan have thrown their weight behind the Ebuasuapanyin Nana Kofi Adam, saying they still hold him as Head of the Royal Aboradze clan.
The decision has led to the division of the Clan, as libation was poured by the Ebusuapanyin to that effect. Meanwhile, the eldest kingmaker, Nana Kojo Kwaagha has vowed to distool the Chief of Gomoa Beeseadze, Nana Gyetuah V, who is accused of orchestrating the deposition of the Ebusuapanyin, a move which is said to be in violation of the oaths of allegiance he swore to the people.
By Robert Ayanful