Nana Aplam II
THE Family of Nana Aplam II, the Paramount Queenmother of the Lower Manya Krobo Traditional Council in the Eastern Region who was reportedly destooled recently, has described the action as null and void.
According to the royal family, the allegations being levelled against Nana Aplam II which constituted the bases for the purported destoolment are baseless and logically flawed.
The Odumase Council, which is in charge of the installation of chiefs and queenmothers of the Manya Krobo Traditional Area, reportedly acting on the orders of the Konor for the area, Nene Sakite II, on May 11, 2020, destooled the paramount queenmother, citing her marriage to a man from the rival Manya Division as one of the reasons for the action.
The decision for her destoolment was linked to her recent marriage to a lawyer who is said to be a relative of the head of Manya Division, Nene Sasraku IV, from one of the five breakaway divisions under the traditional council.
A statement issued and signed by the secretary to the Odumase Council had said the queenmother, five years after her installation, had failed to perform her primary duties, responsibilities, and obligation to the Manya Krobo stool.
However, in a press statement, the Kwame Nguah Family of the queenmother rubbished the action of the council.
They said no destoolment rituals had been performed against Nana Aplam II, as has been erroneously put out by the Odumase Council and, therefore, no one could claim that she had been destooled.
The family categorically stated that Nana Aplam II remains the lawfully enstooled paramount queenmother of Manya Krobo and cautioned the Odumase Council to desist from bringing the good name of Manya Krobo, the family, and in particular the name of Nana Aplam II into disrepute and urged the public to disregard the press statements issued by the Odumase Council.
In the heat of the destoolment claims, the five divisional chiefs of the Manya Krobo Traditional Area distanced themselves from the raging controversy.
The chiefs included Nene Okpatakpla Sasraku IV of the Manya Division, Nene Bediako Muala III of Dorm Division, Nene Tetteh Zogli of Piengua Division, Nene Owuadjao Angmor II of Suisi Division and Nene Asare Odonkor II of Akwenor Division.
Later, the Manya Krobo Queenmothers Association gave the Konor and the kingmakers seven days to reinstate the paramount queenmother or face their wrath.
Manye Ami Bordor II, queenmother of Agomanya, who is leading the queenmothers, accused the traditional authorities of disuniting the people instead of bringing them together.
FROM Daniel Bampoe, Odumase – Krobo