Nii Agyemankese II, Head of Tackie Komey Royal Ruling House and Head of the Agyemankese Division of the Ga Paramount Stool Dsase has moved a motion for an interlocutory injunction restraining George Tackie Aba, a.k.a Tackie Adama Latse II from being inducted into the Ga Traditional Council as Ga Mantse.
The motion was also filed against Henry Nii Ayitey Aryeetey also known as Nii Tackie Oblie, a.k.a Ayitey Canada.
According to the motion filed, the Petitioner, Nii Agyemankese II indicated that the action was necessary since the subject matter of the action is pending at the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs at Dodowa, and that the action will allow for the final determination of the case before the House.
In an Affidavit signed and attached to the Motion he filed, Nii Agyemankese II indicated that he, together with other heads filed a petition at the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs on January 8, 2016 against the respondents for nominating, selecting and installing Tackie Adama Latse II and Nii Tackie Oblie as Ga MantseMei.
He stated that the said petition is still pending before the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs, adding that the motion is seeking to halt the attempt until the petition before the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs is heard.
The said Petition was issued by Dr. Nii Tetteh Kwei II- Ga Paramount Stool Dsasetse, Nii Tetteh Ashong V -Ga Seitse/Oshiahene, Nii Agyemankese II – Head of Nii Tackie Commey Royal Ruling House and Head of Agyemankese Division of the Ga Paramount Stool Dsase, Nii Akropong IV -Abola Piam Royal Ruling House and Head of Akropong Division, Nii Teiko Abonua IV- Head of Nii Teiko Tsuru Royal Ruling House of the kropong Division and Nii Amui de Graft Quaye Head of Amugi Royal House of the Agyeman Kese Division of the Ga Paramount Stool Dsase against George Tackie Aba, a.k.a Tackie Adama Latse II the purported Ga Mantse, and twelve (12) others.
According to the Petitioners, the Ga State has four principal Royal Ruling Houses and succession to the Stool when it becomes vacant, can only be filled or occupied by selected candidate from one of the four ruling houses.
The petition added that, the succession to the Stool is also on rotational basis and the House whose turn it is to offer a candidate offers a candidate to be approved and admitted validate the candidate’s ascension to the Ga Royal Stool. This practice it said, is in practice since 1919.
It said, King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II of Nii Teiko Tsuru We was nominated and selected after three contestants from Abola Piam were each found to be unsuitable for the present term.
The Petition went on to state that the 1st Respondent, George Tackie Aba, a.k.a Tackie Adama Latse II does not hail from any of the three Royal Gates of Nii Teiko Tsuru We from where the Royl candidate can be nominated to ascend unto the Ga Royal Stool as Ga Mantse.
Tackie Adama Latse II, according to the petitioners, does not also hail from any of the other Royal Ruling Houses including Abola Piam We, Nii Tackie Komey We and Nii Amugi We which makes him unqualified and not a royal of the Ga Stool.
Meanwhile, the Respondent including other cohorts, were reported to have uncustomary broke into the Stool Room and purportedly claimed to have been installed as the Ga Mantse .
The Petitioners also challenged the capacity of people who claimed to have installed,Tackie Adama Latse as Mantse, saying that they were not King makers and do not form part of the Ga Royal Stool.
According to the Petitioners, Nii Yaote Oto-Ga who claimed to have done the nomination and selection and subsequently installed Adama Latse as Ga Mantse, does not have such capacity since it is the prerogative of Heads of the four Royal Ruling Houses under the leadership of Ga Paramount Stool Dsasetse, Nii Tetteh Kwei II.
In view of these developments, the petitioners sought a declaration that the installation of George Tackie Abia as Ga Mantse with the Stool Name King Adama Latse III as null and void.
They also seek an order for injunction restraining George Tackie Abia and Yaote Oto-Ga from holding themselves in the capacity they are holding claim to.