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General News Wed, 2 May 2018

Chiefly duty not transferable – GTC warns Nii Adote Obour

The Ga Traditional Council, (GTC) has cautioned Nii Adote Obuor to stop parading himself as the Chief of Sempe to avert any crisis in Sempe and the Ga State.

They alleged that Nii Adote Obour was parading himself as the Chief of Sempe and claims to have “transferred his chiefly duties” to one Henry Ayi Addo to act on his behalf.

The call was made in a statement signed by Nii Dodoo Nsaki II, Otublohum Manste and acting president of the Ga Traditional Council.

Nii Adote Otintor II is the duly sworn in Chief of Sempe and member of the Ga Traditional Council constituted by law, the statement clarifies.

According to the Council, Nii Adote Obour has no chiefly duty both customary and legal, let alone, delegate someone to act on his behalf.

“Never in the history of Ga, that a chiefly duty is transferred to by a document like a Power of Attorney. It is instructive to note that Nii Adote Obour has no chiefly duty both customary and legal to delegate to any one, since he ceases to be a chief by his deed and conduct, imaginary or real,” the statement added.

The Council, however, questions whether by the said Power of Attorney Nii Ayi Addo is required to sit in Council as acting Sempe Manste or as the representative of the Sempe stool.

It insists per the custom and tradition, the “said power of Attorney granted to the said Henry Ayi Addo has no basis in law, equity and customary usages and practices”.

Consequently, the Council urged the public to ignore the said power of Attorney purportedly given by NII Adote Obour to his cohort, Henry Ayi Addo, who is gleefully flaunting same in the media landscape.

“We caution the general public not to be deceived by the said Attorney as the clear intention is to defraud, create mischief and cause chaos in the otherwise peaceful environs of Sempe,” the statement cautioned.

Source: asempanews.com