The issues surrounding Asotwi chieftancy has taken a new twist as the krontihene of Asotwi without consultation with the queenmother has installed a new chief yesterday, August 8th, 2022.
The new chief according to the queen mother is not recognized by the royal Asona family of Asotwi traditional council as such since traditions were breached.
Nana Adwoa Brayie the first, queenmother of Asotwi in an interview with sompa news disclose that it’s her traditional mandate to elect and to present a rightful candidate to the Omanhene of Ejisu, Nana Afranie Okesse for approval before a chief can be installed.
According to her, all her attempts to officially introduced the elected candidate proved futile, explaining that the Omanhene of Ejisu, Nana Afranie Okesse refused her candidate for reason that the said candidate by the queen mother took him to court on land litigation.
But the queenmother refuted the allegation by the Ejisu manhene indicating that the said candidate has no involvement in the land issues that led to court.
She therefore revealed that she invoked the oath of his royal majesty, Otumfour Osei Tutu the 2nd to resist any attempt by anyone who tries to install a chief without her consent, yet the Omanhene of Ejisu override the invocation and directed the Krontihene of Asotwi to installed a new chief, something she has called on the Ashanti King to look into.
The queenmother revealed that after careful deliberation and in consultation with relevant stakeholders, she together with the Abusuapanin, Opanin Yaw Nkansah made a choice who was rejected thrice by the Ejisu Manhene.
The royal Asona family has announced that they do not regard the installed chief as one until Otumfour settles.
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