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Omanhene of Sampa Sues Dormaahene, Bono House Of Chiefs Over Alleged Sabotage of Gazette Process



Tolee Samgba Gyafla II after swearing the Oath of Allegiance to the Asantehene

Tolee Samgba Gyafla II, the Omanhene of Sampa, has initiated legal action against Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang Badu II, the Omanhene of Dormaa and President of the Bono Regional House of Chiefs. The lawsuit, filed in the Kumasi High Court, accuses Agyemang Badu II of deliberately stalling the gazetting process of Gyafla II at the National House of Chiefs.

Tolee Samgba Gyafla II was enstooled as the Omanhene of Sampa after completing all customary rites, including swearing an oath of allegiance to the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, last December. Despite fulfilling these requirements, his gazetting process has faced significant delays. The Bono Regional House of Chiefs has allegedly refused to submit his chieftaincy declaration forms to the National House of Chiefs, effectively halting the process.

In a parallel development, the Bono Regional House of Chiefs, under the leadership of the Dormaahene, has encountered its own challenges in attempting to gazette another individual as the Omanhene of Sampa. Nana Yaw Sammor Dua, who claims legitimacy to the Sampa stool, has twice had his gazetting attempts rejected by the National House of Chiefs, despite receiving endorsements at the regional level.

Gyafla II’s legal action seeks a court order compelling the President of the Bono Regional House of Chiefs to endorse and submit his chieftaincy declaration forms to the National House of Chiefs. Gyafla II contends that he has adhered to all necessary customary processes and has the approval of the Asantehene, thus fulfilling all requirements for gazetting.

The Kumasi High Court has adjourned the case to next month, when it will commence hearings on the matter.

This legal confrontation underscores the intricate dynamics within the chieftaincy institution in Ghana, highlighting issues of authority, legitimacy, and the procedural rigor required for gazetting chiefs. The outcome of this case will be closely watched, as it holds significant implications for the chieftaincy institution and the governance structures within the Bono Region and beyond.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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