THE kingmakers of Adrobaa in the Tano North District in the Brong Ahafo Region have appealed to the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, to call the Bantamahene to order since he has no jurisdiction to oversee matters concerning Adrobaa let alone come to perform rituals in the town to destool their chief.
The kingmakers said they had sent the matter to the Brong Ahafo Regional House of Chiefs for redress and therefore appealed to all citizens of the town to remain calm since the matter was being resolved by the House.
This was contained in a letter to the Brong Ahafo Regional House of Chiefs, which was signed by Nana Serwaa Panin, the Queen of Adrobaa, Nana Praka Ababio, the Abusuapanin, Nana Kwasi Mframa, the Gyasehene and Nana Opoku Fofie, Krontihene, all of the Adrobaa Stool, who are also part of the kingmakers. The letter was sent on behalf of the (kingmakers) and copied to the press in Sunyani.
The kingmakers of Adrobaa also described the recent action by the Bantamahene, Baffour Asare Owusu Amankwatia, from Kumasi in the Ashanti Region and the Duayaw Nkwantahene, Nana Boakye Tromo, to destool the chief of Adrobaa as not being uncustomary and against tradition but was only meant to create tension in the area and the region as a whole.
The Bantamahene and Duayaw Nkwantahene, they said, contrary to customs and tradition, had installed a rival chief at Adrobaa which has created tension and anxiety in the town.
The kingmakers, therefore, appealed to the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, to advise the Bamtamahene to refrain from such provocative act in order to sustain the peace and unity of the town.
They said Nana Boasiako was still Adrobahene and should therefore be accorded that respect.
The kingmakers stressed that since Nana Antwi Boasiako had not been destooled by the kingmakers of Adrobaa, the people in the town and the general public must recognise him as the chief of the town.
“They said the chiefs and people of Adrobaa were peace-loving people and therefore cautioned that anybody, including the Bantamahene, who wanted to foment trouble in the area to desist from such acts.”
They said Nana Boasiako was enstooled as the Adrobaahene in accordance with the Chieftaincy Act 2008, (Act 759 section 57) by the kingmakers of Adrobaa and had since not been destooled.
The kingmakers stated that Adrobaa was no more a member of the Duayaw-Nkwanta Traditional Council as it was completely independent of the Duayaw Nkwanta Traditional Council.
“By a copy of this letter, the Regional Officer of the Administrator of Stool Lands has been advised not to channel any revenue or royalties for the Adrobaa Stool Land through the Duayaw Nkwanta Traditional Council again,” they said.