“Advice Your Son” – Dormaahene To Queen Mother Of Manhyia
Osaagyefo Oseadeeyo Dr Nana Agyemang Badu II, Dormaahene, has issued a strong warning to Otumfuor Osei Tutu II, Asantehene, following the installation of the chief of Esumeja, a sub-chief in the Ashanti Region under the jurisdiction of Dormaa.
Dormaahene said, that Otumfuor was wrong to install the chief of Esumeja because the Asantehene has no authority to do so in the light that Esumeja is not within his jurisdiction.
“…we moved from Nsawam to Obo, from Obo to Esumeja to Kumawu (Adiebayi), from Adiebayi to Suntreso, from Suntreso to Banso, from Banso to Titinbepo, from Titinbepo to Domawidemu, From Domawidemu to Abesim, from Abesim to Gyaman and then to Cote d’Ivoire. Dormaahene came back from Cote d’Ivoire to Abesim because he left some of his people behind when the people settled at Abesim, meaning chewing of cola as I wait for my people…Nana, our people that we left at Esumeja; it seems to me that you feel there is no royal among them, therefore, you acted on your own volition and selected someone to be chief of Esumeja. What is even appalling is that, when he was taking the oath of office, because he was not a royal, he could not mention any of his ancestor’s names and he claims to be Esumejahene?” Nana Agyemang Badu II questioned.
“With all due respect to Otumfuor, what you did was wrong, you have no authority to install a chief at Esumeja. Regarding what you did, we sit here at the palace of Dormaa and send out this warning that we do not agree; infact, we cancel what you did. This is wrong and cannot happen.
I will not leave it here, but rather, I will follow up, go to whatever length and make sure that we do not loses our heritage, our history.” He added.
“I am pleading with the Mamponghene and especially the Queen Mother of Manhyia to advice her son because he has stepped beyond your territory and enter into mine…”,Nana Agyemang Badu II. He continued “when you are installing your chiefs, I don’t come close but when the people of Dormaa are installing their chiefs, you are in a hurry to come close; with this, you did not act well.”
He then went ahead to give Asantehene a two weeks ultimatum to reverse his actions or face whatever comes after that.
He later called on the Asantehene to come help the people of Dormaa in developing their community because every chief was enstooled to ensure that their communities develop.
Source: Ghana Web