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17.06.2006 Regional News

Claimant to Ga stool files injunction against disputed chief

By myjoyonline
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One of the claimants to the Ga stool has filed an injunction at the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs restraining Dr. Joe Blanskon from holding himself out as the new Chief of the Ga State.

Dr. Ebenezer Tackie whose son was interviewed as a candidate for the position also wants the regional house of chiefs to declare Dr. Blankson's installation null and void.

The action is the latest in a string of protests at the installation of Dr. Blanskon under the stool name King Tackie Tawiah III on Tuesday.

In his statement of claim, Dr. Tackie who comes from the same family as the disputed chief, said the new chief was secretly installed by the family elder Nii Akropong III without the knowledge and consent of other family members.

He said, “it did not follow the laid down rules for the installation of a new Ga Mantse. First of all, when a Ga Mantse dies, you do not immediately install one until the late one had been buried.

Secondly the selection and election of candidates, normally 2 or more candidates which could be initiated by the head of family in consultation with all the members of the royal stool house, that is the one called upon to present the candidates.”

“That wasn't adhered to. This has never been discussed in any forum of the Teiku family. Also the qualification, every thing becomes possible. We want the right thing done” he added.

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