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General News Fri, 26 Apr 2019

No intention to install chief at Ayikai Dobro - Kingmakers

Principal kingmakers, heads and elders in Ayikai Doblo, a suburb of Accra have allayed fear of any tension and confusion.

According to them, there is no intention of the elders to install Nii Amoo Dodoo as a new chief saying the Mr Dodoo is a legal caretaker of the lands in the area.

They pointed out that the Paramount Chief of Akumajen Stool in Ga Mashie, Nii Ayikai III, together with his elders have granted the power of attorney to Mr Mr Dodoo to represent the Akumajen Stool in all matters relating to lands transaction of Ayikai Doblo under Ga Mashie.

The legitimate Kingmakers, heads and elders of Ayikai Doblo were responding to the recent statement attributed to some elders claimed to have belong to OKANI MEMSAH WE and DOBLO that tension is building in up in Ayikai Doblo following attempts to install Nii Amoo Dodoo as a new chief of the area.

In the report, they have expressed fear about the possible consequences of veiled attempts by some fragmented figures in the community to install a new chief, following the death of the chief of the area.

But in a sharp rebuttal, the principal kingmakers, heads and elders of Ayikai Doblo stated that the wide spread media reports attributed to the so-called heads of the three ruling Houses of Doblo, namely, KWEIFIO WE, OKANI MEMSAH WE and DOBLO was not true and that the statement should be treated with contempt it deserves.

They asserted that the falsehood penpertrated by these personalities from the three houses in the area were put in the public ostensibly to create unnecessary tension and confusion.

"We want to state and also to set the records straight that there is no any plan to install Nii Amoo Dodoo as a new chief and the only current arrangement and plans we are making were to set the final date to perform funeral rites of the late chief of the area. So all what those self seekers elders are saying were lies," they stressed.

They explained that if there is any arrangement to install a new chief in the area, Nii Amoo Dodoo who has been given the power attorney by the Akumanjen Divisional Stool which empowers him to control Ayikai Doblo lands would surely be consulted and not these self seeker elders should come with these lies statement.

A one-page certified document dated November 18, 2013, with signatories of the Stool Secretary of Akumanjen Divisional Council of Ga Traditional Area, Nii Ayikai III, and Mr. Decarlo Quainoo, showed that “Nii Ayikwa III and his elders in Ga Mashie with the consent and concurrence of the chiefs of the Akumanjen Stool have appointed Mr. Dodoo as the true and lawful attorney of Ayikai Doblo Stool land.”

The document, which copy was chanced upon by Today, states that Nii Amu Dodoo, who is a royal and a native of Ayikai Doblo in the Ga State, is now on behalf of Nii Ayikai III in charge of all matters relating to lands in Ayikai Doblo.

The document reads: “As part of his duty, he is to do all things whatsoever which in the opinion of my said Attorney shall be expedient to execute for me and on my behalf.”

“Mr. Dodoo is also without prejudice to the generality of the forgoing power to represent me as such customarily and legally in all matters that affect the stool interest,” the statement added.

According to the statement, Nii Amu Dodoo is to commence, persecute, defend and answer all actions and other legal proceedings and demands touching on any of the matters in connection with the Ayikai Doblo lands.

Source: Kay Agbenyega