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General News Mon, 2 Dec 2019

Nii Tackie Oblie clears air on calls for Ga-Dangbes to support Nii Teiko Tsuru

A nominee for the Ga Mantse Stool from Abola Piam We, Nii Tackie Oblie II, alias Nii Tamale, has debunked allegations making rounds that he has urged Ga-Dangbes to throw their support behind Nii Teiko Tsuru II (aka Kelvin), who is also laying claim to the throne.

A statement issued by Nii Oblie II at the weekend stated that though he held a unity meeting with Nii Teiko Tsuru II recently, he at no point called on Ga Dangbes to support Nii Teiko Tsuru.

According to the statement, the said unity talks meeting was arranged by Nii Teiko Tsuru ll.

That meeting was held on Monday, 11th November, 2019 at the residence of Nii Tackie Oblie lI, where they both agreed that a lasting solution must be found to the protracted Ga chieftaincy dispute, the statement said.

“It was not a call on Ga-Dangbe indigenes to unite behind Nii Teiko Tsuru lI,” it averred.

The statement indicated that Nii Tackie Oblie II does not have the capacity to mobilise Ga-Dangbe indigenes to support Nii Teiko Tsuru ll because he was equally a nominee for the Ga Mantse Stool.

“What I [Nii Tackie Oblie II] said during the meeting was that all the claimants to the Ga Mantse Stool are wasting their time and financial resources on kingmakers and lawyers in order to become Ga Mantse,” the statement noted.

The statement continued that those time and financial resources being invested by the claimants to the Ga Mantse Stool should rather be invested in the future of Ga-Dangbe indigenes and Ga Mashie.

Recently, it was reported that Ga-Dangbe indigenes in the Greater Accra Region have thrown their support behind Nii Teiko Tsuru II for the development of Ga state.

That followed a so-called unity talks between Nii Oblie II and Nii Teiko Tsuru II where it was reported that the former urged Ga Dangbes to rally behind the latter.

Source: Dickson Boadi
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